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by Larry and Arlene Dunn

BGSU George LewisWith the abundance of opportunities to hear new music in northeast Ohio, Cleveland classical music cognoscenti might not think of the musical riches that sit two hours west on the turnpike at Bowling Green State University.

The 34th annual Bowling Green New Music Festival, October 16-19, 2013, showcased the school as an international powerhouse in the field of contemporary music. Prior festivals have presented a hall-of-fame of new music artists, including composers John Cage, Philip Glass, Pauline Oliveros, and George Crumb and ensembles such as the Jack Quartet, Philip Glass Ensemble, and International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).

George E. Lewis, Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University, (pictured above) was this year’s featured guest composer and Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente served as featured performers. German was the dominant international flavor, thanks to partial support of Dal Niente’s participation by the Goethe-Institute Chicago. Read the rest of this entry »

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