The Birmingham Art Music Alliance (BAMA) presents the 2018 Birmingham New Music Festival (BNMF) Thursday, October 18 through Sunday, October 21, 2018. The three free concerts of the 2018 Birmingham New Music Festival feature music by regional composers as well as winning submissions by New York Composers composers, the result of an exciting exchange program between Birmingham Art Music Alliance and the New York Composers Circle.
On Thursday, October 18, 2018; at 7:00 PM, join us at UAB’s Hulsey Recital Hall as we launch the fifth annual Birmingham New Music Festival! This concert will feature electroacoustic music by Alabama and regional composers Monroe Golden, Holland Hopson, Joe L. Alexander, Brian C. Moon, Joel Nelson, Geni Skendo, and Ladonna Smith. In addition to our composer-performed works, this event will include performances by Craig Hultgren (cello) and Davey Williams (guitar).
On Friday, October 19, 2018; at 8 PM, we are happy to present a program in the Plaza of the Hoover Public Library. Composers include Michael Coleman, Shawn Crouch, Monroe Golden, Matthew Scott Phillips, Tom Reiner, Alan Schmitz, and Geni Skendo. Performers for this event include Trent Bradford(highland pipes), Seth Noble (vibraphone), Craig Hultgren (cello), and Geni Skendo (flute).
On Saturday, October 20, 2018; at 6pm, join us for an evening of spontaneous and pre-meditated improvisations by BAMA members. There will be solo, duo, trios and group improvisations using Shakuhachi, Shamisen, Electric Saxophone, Bass Flute, Electric Sitar, 5 string Viola, Electric Bass & Percussion. Performers include Geni Skendo, LaDonna Smith, Andrew Raffo Dewar, Davey Williams, and special guests.
On Sunday, October 21, 2018; at 2:30 PM, we are proud to present the BAMA Players, a lineup of first-rate professional musicians from the Birmingham area, playing music by local composers in beautiful Brock Recital Hall at Samford University. Composers include Joel Scott Davis, Kenneth A. Kuhn, Mark Lackey, Joseph Landers, W. F. Smith Leithart, Matthew Scott Phillips, and Tom Reiner. The performers for BAMA Players are Lisa Wienhold (flute), Brad Whitfield (clarinet), Adam Alan Bowles (piano), Sarah Dennis (violin), Pei-Ju Wu (violin), Meredith Treastor (viola), and Laura Usiskin, cello.