Allendale, Michigan (PRWEB) April 15, 2014
The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble is returning to the national stage with the launch of its Music in Our Parks project. Two years in planning, the ensemble commissioned composers to create music inspired by national parks in the southwest, where the ensemble will then perform the pieces, April 29-May 4.
The ensemble will present this program over 10 days and across 4,000 miles, performing 13 concerts at both indoor and outdoor venues at five southwest national parks — Arches National Park, Capital Reef National Park, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, and Great Sand Dunes National Park. For their final stop on tour, they join forces with Stephen Scott’s acclaimed Bowed Piano Ensemble for a unique and unforgettable musical event at Colorado College. All concerts are free and open to the public, and suitable for all ages.
ABOUT THE GVSU NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Based in Allendale, Michigan, the Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble is an undergraduate classical chamber ensemble dedicated to music of the past 20 years. The group has been profiled in numerous publications including Newsweek, New York Times, and Billboard Magazine, and featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, All Things Considered, and WNYC’s Radiolab. They have performed at notable venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, World Financial Center, le Poisson Rouge, Detroit’s DIA and Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington D.C.’s The Atlas, and Chicago’s Millennium Park. The ensemble has released three critically acclaimed recordings named to best release lists by the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Weekly, Time Out Chicago, and many others. Their YouTube videos recently passed 1 million views. Learn more at http://www.newmusicensemble.com.
MEDIA NOTE: Video preview at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGhf7xXWO-I
Contacts: Mary Isca Pirkola, GVSU University Communications 616-331-2221
Bill Ryan, New Music Ensemble director 616-460-4339 ryanwi(at)gvsu(dot)edu