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Kronos Quartet and Kamran Ince Headline Imagine New Music Festival University News
For release: March 3, 2008

For press information, contact Carol Morse

The 2008 Imagine New Music Festival, presented by the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis, will feature a concert by the Kronos Quartet and a performance of Kamran Ince's new work, Kamran Ince's Ambient Music Project. The festival will also feature the works of U of M student composers.

The Kronos Quartet
The Kronos Quartet
The Kronos Quartet will be co-presented by the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, the Germantown Performing Arts Center and Concerts International. The ensemble combines a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the range and context of the string quartet. Their work has been awarded a Grammy for “Best Chamber Music Performance" and "2003 Musicians of the Year" from Musical America.
  • Saturday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
  • Germantown Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets are $35 - $45 GPAC at 901.751.7500


Kamran Ince
Kamran Ince


Kamran Ince's Ambient Music Project, which premiered last spring in Istanbul, is a collection of very personal compositions that blur the line between popular and serious music. Dr. Ince is a professor at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music and wrote the work during his sabbatical last year.


  • Thursday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.
  • U of M Harris Concert Hall (3775 Central Avenue)
  • Admission is free

The Contemporary Chamber Players present University of Memphis student compositions.

  • Friday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
  • U of M Harris Concert Hall (3775 Central Avenue)
  • Admission is free

The Imagine New Music Festival is presented annually by the Scheidt School of Music. Students, composers and performers from around the world attend the Festival to study and celebrate the best in contemporary composition. For more information on the Imagine New Music Festival, call 901.678.5400 or 901.678.1651. For tickets to the Kronos Quartet Concert, call GPAC at 901.751.7500

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