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Update: Upcoming New Muse performances promote student composers, blend storytelling with music-making

It’s that crazy time of March and April where every day seems packed with events, or deadlines for future events! New Muse is no exception to that rule, and are excited to have two upcoming performances finally coming to fruition in the next week! On Friday, March 25th New Muse is participating in the  2011 Midwest Graduate Music Consortium; members of our troupe will be performing Interfacial Colloid (Brian Penkrot, University of Iowa), Insight (Grace Lee, University of Missouri – Kansas City), and the world premiere of Jerry’s new piece for flute and clarinet Kalamang. (This event starts at 8:00pm and takes place in Morphy Hall, and is free and unticketed!)

Tuesday, March 29th marks our second collaboration with a Madison museum, this time the Madison Children’s Museum. At 2:00pm, our fabulous pianist Paola Savvidou will be performing Francis Poulenc’s classic The Story of Babar, with the help of narrators Linda Meier and Ena Foshay. This time, our experiments in location-specific performance adds another layer of audience interaction; cellist extraordinaire Andrea Kleesattel will lead expressive movement activities for the children in the audience, who will be invited to act out the “story” of the music during the performance, or write down a story, picture, or use the space to move as the music compels them. In other words, we will offer a chance to re-connect music with the other creative processes that give wonder to the experiences of childhood. This event is FREE with regular museum admission.

Hope to see you there! Click on the Performances tab to keep up-to-date on all of our upcoming performances in March and April.

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