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Seventh annual Vassar MODFEST will honor noted composer Steve Reich as part of a three-week celebration of new music, dance, art, film, and literature. January 22 - February 13, 2009.

The seventh annual MODFEST, a festival of new music, dance, art, film, and literature at Vassar College, will explore the musical world of Steve Reich, who is one of the most celebrated composers in the history of American music. The New Yorker has called him “the most original musical thinker of our time.” The Guardian of London stated, “There’s just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history and Steve Reich is one of them.” Programs and events, held on the Vassar campus from January 22 through February 13, will be open to the public without charge.


Five September concerts will open the Vassar Music Department’s series of free concerts this fall featuring world-renowned musicians, including Vassar faculty members and guest artists. September 6-28, 2008

The Music Department at Vassar College will offer a series of concerts that are free and open to the public, throughout the fall semester by world-renowned musicians, including Vassar faculty members and guest artists. Five concerts will open the series in September, and the concerts and recitals will continue through December, closing with the annual “A Service of Lessons and Carols.”


Vassar College's sixth annual "Modfest" of contemporary music, dance, art, and poetry. January 25 - February 3, 2008

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and pianist David Del Tredici, acclaimed composer Lou Harrison, work by choreographer Mark Morris performed by the Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre, The Mannes Trio, a centennial concert dedicated to French composer Olivier Messiaen, as well as student music ensembles, poets, and artists, will highlight Vassar College's sixth annual "Modfest." The festival will take place on two successive weekends beginning Friday, January 25 through Sunday, February 3.

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