New Music Festival brings world class composers, concerts to Louisville

    Amy Williams
    Amy Williams

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville School of Music presents its annual New Music Festival Nov. 5-9, with a slate of renowned guest artists and composers such as Amy Williams, Sam Pluta, the Elysian Trombone Consort and A/Tonal. 

    The festival will include a screening of Zahra Partovi’s new film “Softly: A Giant Step,” an experimental film focusing on the music of American modernist composer Morton Feldman. Following the film, UofL faculty and guest artists will perform three of Feldman’s shorter works.

    Williams, the festival’s headlining composer, is associate professor of music at University of Pittsburgh. Her award-winning music has been performed in the United States, Asia, Australia and Europe. She is currently a Fulbright Scholar at the University College Cork, Ireland.

    In addition to performing in nightly concerts, festival guest artists will present master classes and lectures throughout the week. See the detailed schedule for all events, which are free and open to the public.

    For more information, contact John Ritz at 502-852-4137.



    Niki King
    Niki King Jones is positive she has the best job at the University of Louisville, serving the communication needs of the departments of fine arts and theatre, the School of Music, University Libraries and Alumni – all the fun, creative stuff. Before coming to UofL in 2015, Niki held communication positions in both private and nonprofit sectors in Louisville, Ky., including at Heaven Hill Distilleries and the Jewish Community of Louisville. For 10 years prior, she was a reporter at various newspapers across the country, most recently The Courier-Journal. Niki graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in journalism and has a masters degree in community and leadership development from the University of Kentucky.