Newfound Music Festival XVII

Newfound Music Festival is a 2-day celebration of new music through performances, guest lectures and a wide-ranging symposium component.

Thursday, Jan 30th 12-2pm
Lectures and performances of new works by School of Music students and alumni.


Thursday, Jan 30th 7.30pm
State of Emergency
An evening of spontaneous composing and improvisation led by Toronto-based saxophonist and composer Daniel Oore, currently Postdoctoral Fellow at the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation at Memorial University.
He is joined by:
Bill Brennan (vibraphone / percussion)
Andrew Staniland (guitar)
Jing Xia (guzheng)
Florian Hoefner (piano)

Friday, Jan 31st 7.30pm
Newfound Music Gala
Student and faculty performances of contemporary music.

The program will include:

Jane Leibel, soprano and Ian Sutherland, piano
"I really don't understand why everyone looks at me like I'm crazy" by Clark Ross

Rory Graham, violin
Harbour Lights by Maria Cherwick

Holly Winter, clarinet
Penelope's Song for Amplified Clarinet and Electronics by Judith Shatin

Ana Luisa Ramos, vocals, Florian Hoefner piano, Josh Ward, bass and Ashley Chalmers, drums
Passarim by Antonio Carlos Jobim
500 Miles High by Chick Corea
Canto de Ossanha by Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes

Ben Diamond, guitar
Shadow Prism by Jason Noble

Vanessa Legge, soprano, Emma MacEachern, soprano and Stella Hui, piano
The Years Roll by Jake Heggie

Daniel Oore, saxophones and Florian Hoefner, piano
Free Improvisation

Duo Concertante (Nancy Dawn, violin and Tim Steeves, piano)
Frisson by Randolph Peters

Submit proposals for the Gala Concert and Symposium Here


Symposium Schedule


School of Music

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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000