The 42nd Annual JMU Contemporary Music Festival

Monday, October 9, 2023
8:00 PM
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Featuring the music of Gavin Higgins, Concert I featuring the Madison Singers. Join us for the 42nd Annual JMU Contemporary Music Festival featuring the music of Britain’s most gifted compositional talent, Gavin Higgins. Higgins comes from a long lineage of brass band musicians and studied French horn and composition at Chetham’s School of Music, The Royal Northern College of Music, and the Royal College of Music. His work has been commissioned by orchestras, ensembles, and soloists including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Opera House, and many others. Higgins has been described as “one of the most interesting voices of his generation” (Limelight). He is currently Composer in Association with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. JMU Brass Band and faculty ensembles will present his music alongside performances by The Madison Singers and JMU Wind Symphony during the festival.


Regular: $12
JMU Fac/Staff: $10
Senior (62+): $10
Students: $5
STUDENT TICKETS: One per ID. JMU Student - In Person and online via student login. Other Student - In Person only.
TICKETS: Online, box office (in person at 147 Warsaw Ave. or by phone at 540.568.7000).

Seating: Reserved

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