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Concerts, Workshops,
Lecture/Demonstrations & Presentations:

Concerts, Presentations & Workshops (online in 2021)

Premieres and performances of music by

more than 60 international symposium participants


Three Concerts of Global Composition Projects

Instrumental composer participants will co-create one of three global composition projects that will each be premiered by one of our ensembles-in-residence. The projects will be about the following themes: 


1) Social & Racial Justice--Collaboration with Fear No Music

2) The Environment & Global Climate Change--Collaboration with Delgani String Quartet

3) Bridging the Divisions in Society--Collaboration with 4 X 5 (piano duo)

Composer-in-Residence Presentations & Discussions

Two symposium sessions (two hours each) with our composers-in-residence: Chen Yi (composer-in-residence), Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon (composer-in-residence), David Crumb (composer-in-residence), and Robert Kyr (symposium director).

A Concert given by the OBFCS Vocal Fellows Program

Music by symposium participants performed by the vocalists and composer/vocalists in the OBFCS Vocal Fellows Program and mentored by Grammy-winning soprano Estelí Gomez.

“Performers Showcase” Series

Several concerts, presentations & open rehearsals featuring guest artists David Felberg, Libby Van Cleve, Estelí Gomez & OBFCS Guest Artists. Each event is curated and performed by a guest artist or ensemble, and features both solo and chamber music.

Participant Presentations & Discussions of Their Music

Each composer participant will have the opportunity to give a presentation about their music to the rest of the symposium. There will also be a means for composers to share additional information about themselves and to connect with other symposium composers and composer/performers for possible future collaborations.

Composers Film Festival

A two-day film festival, during which composers and composer/performers will introduce and show their films, followed by a discussion with symposium participants, moderated by symposium director and multimedia composer Robert Kyr.

Career Development Panel

A panel discussion about developing and sustaining a career in the contemporary music field featuring our guest artists and composers-in-residence

Social Gatherings

An online opportunity for participants to connect with each other and explore possibilities for future collaborations

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