Serbian flutist Iva Ugrčić is organizing this year’s LunART Festival for women composers – taking place in Madison, WI from June 28-30th, 2018! This three-day festival features a remarkable range of women, diverse and varied in their artistic visions, but with the shared passion and desire to make their voices heard!
The vision for LunART festival is to empower women in the arts by fostering originality, honoring diversity, and strengthening equality – and to put Madison on the world map as mecca for women artists.
Festival Events include four classical concerts presenting the work of women composers, a musicological lecture about women in the arts, as well as “Starry Night” after hours performances featuring local women jazz and hip hop artists, and singer-songwriters. Visual art, photography, and spoken word will be woven into all Festival events, and we are thrilled to include the Madison Youth Choir in our Closing Gala Concert.
Our 2018 Composer in Residence is award-winning composer Jenni Brandon, whose instrumental and vocal music will be showcased in our Gala concerts, including two world premieres! She will coach the LunART Festival “From Page to Stage: Emerging Composers Workshop,” offering master classes, lectures, and discussions about collaboration and tools necessary for a successful freelance career in the arts. Additionally, we have created an annual Call for Scores, open to women composers from around the globe.
(Submission Deadline Dec 1, 2017- Feb 1, 2018)
Designed for professional composers. Up to three works will be chosen and then presented each night of the Festival. Composer can come and she will have free housing provided.
Thursday June 28 @ MMoCA Lobby 7pm
Friday June 29 @ Promenade Hall, Overture Center 7pm
Saturday June 30 @ FUS Auditorium 7pm
(Submission Deadline Dec 15, 2017-March 15, 2018)
For younger composers and students that still need guidance and tools for professional careers. The Page to Stage concert will be Saturday June 30 @ Capitol Lakes 2pm. Fee for this is $150 for the professional concert and recording, workshop with musicians, and masterclass with the composer, + all events for free.
LunART Festival Mission
The mission of the LunART Festival is to support, inspire, promote, and celebrate women in the arts through public performances, exhibitions, workshops, and interdisciplinary collaboration; thus enriching our community and creating a welcoming space for learning and experimentation.
About Dr. Iva Ugrčić FOUNDER & ARTISTIC/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
“There is a place for everyone under the Sun.”
Serbian flutist Iva Ugrčić is one of the most exciting and adventurous young flutists in the international pantheon. Described as “a natural star on her instrument,” Iva has been featured as a solo artist and a chamber musician at numerous music festivals, touring and performing around Europe and the United States. She is a musician who has worn many hats throughout her professional career: flutist, teacher, artistic director, entrepreneur, freelance musician and recording artist, among others. Since moving to the United States (2014), Iva has performed with many orchestras and chamber groups.
She currently plays with Black Marigold Wind Quintet, ID flute and percussion duo, and Sound Out Loud contemporary chamber music ensemble.
After completing her Bachelor and Master’s degrees at the University of Belgrade Academy of Music, Iva Ugrčić moved to Paris, where she studied flute performance and chamber music for three years with Pierre-Yves Artraud and George Alirol.
Iva Ugrčić’s solo album, The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi was released in September 2014. The same year, Ms. Ugrčić was awarded the prestigious Paul Collins Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music, where she completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree (2017), studying with flutist Stephanie Jutt. Iva won the Shain Irving Duo Competition in 2015 as well as multiple concerto competitions, performing as a soloist with the UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra and Miami Summer Music Festival Symphony Orchestra. In 2016, Iva received a James R. Smith Orchestra Award for excellency and leadership. She is finishing up her second solo album Cries and Whispers – Flute Works by Doina Rotaru, and currently serves as Artistic Director for the Rural Musicians Forum in Spring Green.
Omaha Under the Radar is an annual experimental performance festival and educational workshop in the Midwest.
Explore the fourth annual festival lineup on our site, and prepare to experience the diverse work of artists responding to our times.
The 2017 festival features the radical chamber opera, “Eight Songs for a Mad King” by Peter Maxwell Davies.
Reserve tickets online:
$40 | full festival pass
$75 | VIP pass
Since the first festival, held in 2014, Omaha Under the Radar has presented over 300 artists from more than 20 cities throughout the United States. We work to represent a multiplicity of genres, ideas, and identities through performances, talks, group discussions and educational opportunities.
Omaha Under the Radar is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization. To make a tax-deductible donation in support of our programming efforts, visit our SUPPORT page.
Thr 7/6 8pm | BC Grimm’s 35min sci-fi tone poem “Orbis Obscura” for Pipa & Electronics @ OutrSpaces
Artists websites: http://www.undertheradaromaha.com/2017-artists
July 5, 2017 | 7:00PM | $10 or Full Festival Pass
EVENT 1 | PROJECT PROJECT
Scott Shinbara, Tomm Roland, and Jason Domonkos
July 5, 2017 | 8:00PM
ARTIST AND VIP PARTY | HIFI HOUSE
An opening party for the artists and VIP ticket holders for Omaha Under the Radar 2017.
July 6, 2017 | 5:00PM | FREE
EVENT 2 | JOSLYN ART MUSEUM
Chinook Collaborative Ensemble
tbd Dance Collective
Elizabeth Baker & Helen Hansen French
Vivian Kim and ensemble
July 6, 2017 | 8:00PM | $10 or Full Festival Pass
EVENT 3 | OUTRSPACES
Nebraska Modern Dance Theatre
Chicago Academy for the Arts
Split the Stick
July 7, 2017 | 6:00PM | $10 or Full Festival Pass
EVENT 4 | KANEKO
July 7, 2017 | 8:00PM | $10 or Full Festival Pass
EVENT 5 | OUTRSPACES
Kat Fackler and Lori Reckling
andPlay and David Bird
Emilie Rackley, Amanda Sealock, and Nicholas Swoboda
tbd dance collective
July 7, 2017 | 11:00PM | $10 or Full Festival Pass
EVENT 6 | OUTRSPACES
Eight Songs for a Mad King
by Peter Maxwell Davies
Featuring John J. Pearse, baritone
Stacey Barelos, piano; Scott Shinbara, percussion, Mary Perkinson, violin;
Hannah Mayer, cello; Samuel Bertino, clarinet; Erika Nightingale, flute
Directed by Barry Carman
Design by Jenny Pool
July 8, 2017 | 12:00PM | FREE
EVENT 7 | KANEKO
Cassia Kite, SOUNDSTITCHING
July 8, 2017 | 3:00PM | $10 or Full Festival Pass
EVENT 8 | OUTRSPACES
New Chamber Ballet
July 8, 2017 | 8:00PM | $10 or Full Festival Pass
EVENT 9 | REVERB LOUNGE
Sound Out Loud is a new music performing ensemble currently based out of Madison, WI. The group specializes in contemporary music from the early 20th century to the present, as well as commissioning new works to be written for them. Having drawn inspiration from numerous performance ensembles (such as Eighth Blackbird, Silk Road, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and more), the group seeks to expand the realm of possibilities within the chamber music ensemble performance repertoire through the implementation of experimental techniques, the incorporation of a variety of instruments and musical styles from the Middle East and Asia, and the use of live electronics and other media applications.
Fri, 4/22 | 3-5pm Sound Out Loud was awarded a $500 grant during this year’s finals for UW-Madison’s New Arts Venture Challenge! [Madison, WI]
Thr, 4/28 | 9-10pm Free @ UW Humanities: 455 N Park St, Choral Room: 1351 [Mad, WI]
Yunkyung Hong Composition Recital
Fri, 4/29 | 12:30-1:30pm Free @ UW Humanities Courtyard [Mad, WI]
“Music For 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich
Sat, 4/30 | 8pm Free @ UW Humanities, Mills Hall [Mad, WI]
Debut Concert Program featuring works by
Rzewski, Cerrone, Perich, Hong, & Jolivet
Fri, 5/13 | 7:30pm Free @ Steinway & Sons Madison: 6629 Mineral Point Rd [Mad, WI]
Full Concert Program