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

Concert I: Curtis Stewart, violin, and Amanda Gookin, cello

Mon, Oct 18 @ 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 I: Curtis Stewart, violin, and Amanda Gookin, cello

Mon, Oct 18 @ 8 pm

CONCERT HALL


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

Grammy-nominated violinist Curtis Stewart will perform works from his new album, Of Power, a post-classical creation inspired by personal adversity and the #BLM movement. Stewart has performed as a soloist at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall to sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden with Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, and Seal. He serves as the chamber music and new Juilliard ensemble manager at The Juilliard School. 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. Concerts II and III will feature Albanian pianist Redi Llupa performing sonatas of George Walker and JMU musicians.


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