2012 Composers' Symposium 
22-Mar-2012 thru 31-Mar-2012

The works of more than 50 modern composers with ties to New Mexico were highlighted during the 2012 University of New Mexico John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium, which took place from  March 22-31.

"Here Comes Everybody": A Celebration of the New Mexico Centennial was the theme of the 41st annual festival, which featured the contributions of New Mexico composers, both past and present. Many of them were in attendance.

This year’s artist in residence was the Del Sol String Quartet, an award-winning ensemble from San Francisco. In this role, quartet members performed in several concerts and presented master classes to UNM students. They were joined by an impressive roster of distinguished composers and performers.

In addition to a concert every evening, an exciting schedule of daytime events included sessions on the history of composed music in New Mexico, the legacy of John Donald Robb, and two sessions featured previous and future directors of the symposium discussing the past, present and future of the John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium.

This year's symposium also featured the Creative Soundspace Festival, a four-day collaboration with the Outpost Performance Space. LocalStyle presented Bird, an installation that ran throughout the symposium at the UNM Art Museum Media Gallery.

Performances took place in venues across Albuquerque and in Santa Fe. All events were open to the public. Events on the UNM campus were free, with admission charged at the other venues, which included the Outpost Performance Space, the Kosmos, North Fourth Art Center and in Santa Fe at the Scottish Rite Center.

Composers' Symposium featured on KOB-TV's Eye on New Mexico

Composers' Symposium featured on KUNM-FM's Performance New Mexico

Complete Program Book Complete Program Book    20-Mar-2012 (9233 KB)

Following is a day-by-day schedule of events:

March 22 March 22    20-Mar-2012 (29 KB)

March 23 March 23    20-Mar-2012 (26 KB)

March 24 March 24    20-Mar-2012 (30 KB)

March 25 March 25    20-Mar-2012 (39 KB)

March 26 March 26    20-Mar-2012 (33 KB)

March 27 March 27    20-Mar-2012 (33 KB)

March 28 March 28    20-Mar-2012 (30 KB)

March 29 March 29    20-Mar-2012 (42 KB)

March 30 March 30    20-Mar-2012 (36 KB)

March 31 March 31    20-Mar-2012 (36 KB)

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