New Music Ensemble - Spring 2022

A Night of New Music
April 7, 2022 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall

UVA's New Music Ensemble (NME), under the direction of I-Jen Fang, will present “A Night of New Music” on Thursday, April 7th, 2022 at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall.

Made up of undergraduates, graduate students and community members, NME performs contemporary interpretive works, often involving group improvisation, ranging from playful and anarchic to lush and meditative. The UVA New Music Ensemble will perform four pieces including world premieres by the members of the ensemble and Stay on It by American composer, Julius Eastman. Described by Bradford Bailey on, on February 25, 2022, Stay on It is “Rigorously demanding, the resulting sounds are minimal, while threaded by wild polyrhythms, writhing distances, and heavy grooves, as though Eastman deconstructing the groundwork of minimalism in real time through the interventions of free jazz.”

NME is a collaborative group of musicians who realize experimental and improvised music. The ensemble works together to arrange, interpret, and frequently compose works for the specific group. Each member brings their own perspective to the ensemble which shapes the ensemble’s sound and approach to composition and performance. Current members include Becky Brown, Bob DuCharme, Lauren Roos, and Hannah Yee. 

The UVA New Music Ensemble director, I-Jen Fang, was described as an “intrepid percussionist” by Fanfare Magazine.  I-Jen has a career as a solo performer, chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher.  She joined the faculty of the Department of Music at the University of Virginia in 2005 and as Principal Timpanist and Percussionist of the Charlottesville Symphony.

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA’s historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner.  Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

All programs are subject to change.

For more information please call the Department of Music at 434.924.3052.

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UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176