The 40th Annual JMU Contemporary Music Festival featuring performances by Curtis Stewart, violin, Amanda Gookin, cello, Redi Llupa, piano, and JMU musicians

Concert III: Amanda Gookin, cello

Wed, Oct 20 @ 8 pm

CONCERT HALL

The 40th Annual JMU Contemporary Music Festival featuring performances by Curtis Stewart, violin, Amanda Gookin, cello, Redi Llupa, piano, and JMU musicians

Concert III: Amanda Gookin, cello

Wed, Oct 20 @ 8 pm

CONCERT HALL


CURTIS STEWART PHOTO COURTESY OF CURTIS STEWART; AMANDA GOOKIN PHOTO BY RYAN SCHERB.

Grammy-nominated cellist Amanda Gookin will perform commissioned new multimedia works for solo cello that elevate stories of feminine empowerment as part of her Forward Music Project. Gookin is the executive director of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University. JMU faculty musicians of the Madison Jazz Collective (Chuck Dotas, Bob Hallahan, David Pope, Adam Larrabee, Emre Kartari, and Sam Suggs) and Wanchi, Diane Phoenix-Neal and Sarunas Jankauskas as well as doctoral saxophonist Anthony Cincotta, doctoral pianist Steven Brancaleone and master’s double bassist Dianna Lysgaard will perform Resilientes by Andrés Martin, Etudes by Carmargo Guarnieri, Divertimento for Violin and Viola by Adolphus Hailstork, Aural by Sergio Blardony, and Respire by JMU faculty composer Chuck Dotas. 


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