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Indiana State student ensembles to wrap up Contemporary Music Festival on Oct. 28

October 21, 2016

The 50th Contemporary Music Festival comes to a close with a final concert featuring Indiana State University's student ensembles at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 in Tilson Auditorium.

Performing the music of both featured composers James A. Beckel Jr. and Libby Larsen, the performance features the Indiana State University Concert Choir, Wind Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra. Students representing almost the entire School of Music perform to close this historic 50th Festival in Tilson Auditorium.

In its 50th year, the Contemporary Music Festival has brought internationally acclaimed composers, performers and speakers to Terre Haute. Members of surrounding communities, school children, university students and guests are encouraged to attend and participate in performances, educational activities and discussions focusing on trends in contemporary musical expression.

Since its inception in 1967, the festival has developed a strong national reputation for the performance and creation of new music. Some of the most important composers of contemporary classical music have come to participate in the festival, including 18 Pulitzer Prize winners and five recipients of the Grawemeyer Award.

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