Newfound Music Festival XX

Newfound Music Festival

Newfound Music Festival XX
January 26-27, 2023

Newfound Music Festival, now in its 20th year, is an annual festival that invites students, alumni, and faculty to share their "Newfound ideas" with the School of Music community. The special guest for Newfound Music Festival XX will be pianist, composer, improvisor, and arranger Marianne Trudel (QC). Join us for workshops, a symposium, special guests, concerts, and a final gala performance!



Improv Workshop
With guest artist Marianne Trudel. Open to the public.
Wednesday, January 25, 4pm-5:15pm
MU1034 – Instrumental Room (Free admission)

Newfound XX Symposium
Electronica, new music, improvisation, lectures, open rehearsals, post-tonal analysis, and video installation from current School of Music students, alumni, and community members, including a keynote address from Marianne Trudel.
Thursday, January 26, 12pm-4pm
Suncor Energy Hall (Free admission)

Mainstage Concert
Newfound Music Festival’s guest artist, composer and jazz pianist Marianne Trudel, will be joined by Florian Hoefner, Bill Brennan, Jim Vivian, and Mark Micklethwaite for a variety of solo, duo, and trio performances.
Thursday, January 26, 7:30pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall
($22 General/$16 Students and Seniors)

Jazz Combo Clinic
With guest artist Marianne Trudel. Open to the public.
Friday, January 27, 1pm-3pm ***NEW TIME AND LOCATION***
Instrumental Room (Free admission)

Newfound XX Gala
Join School of Music students, faculty and alumni for the world premiere of new music, jazz, folk, improvisation, and more.
Friday, January 27, 7:30pm
D.F. Cook Recital Hall
($22 General/$16 Students and Seniors)

Newfound XX After Party
Open mic/jam session hosted by the Tabula Rasa Ensemble.
Friday, January 27, 9:30pm (after Gala)
Bannerman Brewing (Upstairs)
(Free admission)



About our guest artist, Marianne Trudel


Marianne Trudel is a multi-talented pianist, composer, improvisor, and arranger. A generous and engaging artist, a veritable powerhouse in Quebec and Canada’s instrumental music scene, Marianne Trudel has presented multiple artistic projects that not only bring her considerable skills to the fore but also her keen sense of creativity. At once energetic and passionate, her music cross-cuts a wide swath of musical interests. Her moving, spellbinding music is not easily labelled, one of its many strengths. At once sophisticated and catchy, authentic and unique.

Visit Marianne Trudel's website for more information about her music.