Santa Clara University

The 2006 New Music Festival: February 1—4, 2006
Featuring Guest Composer, Chen Yi


Join emerging and established composers from the Bay Area and beyond for performances of new and cutting-edge music. This year’s New Music Festival features
guest composer Chen Yi, as well as premieres of music by Alvin Singleton, Alex Shapiro, resident faculty composer Pamela Layman Quist, and alumnus Samuel Pluta ’01.

The week’s events will include performances by students and faculty as well as other guest artists such as San Francisco’s Citywinds, baritone Thomas Buckner ’64, the Los Angeles Flute Quartet, world-renowned pipa player, Min Xiao-fen, zheng master Liu Wei-shan, and the professional ensemble from the Firebird Chinese Youth Orchestra.

Click here for an article on the festival in the San Jose Mercury News.
Click here for an article on the festival in The Santa Clara.


Wednesday, February 1
Music at Noon: Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra
12:00 noon

Friday, February 3
Concert: Music of Chen Yi
8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 4
Concert: Music of Chen Yi and guest composers Samuel Pluta, Pamela Quist, Alex Shapiro and Alvin Singleton
7:30 Pre-concert talk with composers
8:00 p.m. Concert

All concerts will take place in the Recital Hall located in the Center of Performing Arts at Santa Clara University. Tickets range from $5 to $12. To order by phone, call 408-554-4015. For directions, call: 408-554-4015 or visit:

NOTE: If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation, call the Box Office at 408-554-4429 or 1-800-735-2929 (TTY) at least 24 hours prior to the event.

* Additional events may be added. Check back here for details.

This festival is funded by the Center for Multicultural Learning and the James Irvine Foundation with generous support from the Phaedrus Foundation, the SCU Center of Performing Arts Advisory Board, the Friends of Music, the SCU College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the President of Santa Clara University.
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