'Musica Nova' to present new works by student composers

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State School of Music presents "Musica Nova," two concerts of newly composed music for a wide variety of media including winds, brass, strings, percussion, piano and recorded audio. Lions, tigers, dancing bears, impossible feats of strength, acts of strange magical powers, displays of exotic specimens from the far corners of the globe and shocking freaks of the natural world will not be in evidence. Instead, students and School of Music faculty will perform.

The events include several world premieres of new works by student composers. The "Musica Nova" concerts start at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, and Tuesday, April 15, in Esber Recital Hall and are coordinated by School of Music composition faculty member Paul Barsom. Doors open at 7:30. Admission is free. 

Last Updated April 01, 2014