The New Music on the Bayou Summer Festival is a chance for contemporary composers to intersect with professional performers over the course of an intense multi-day event in rehearsals and concerts. Its goal is to inspire the region with new ideas about music and to inspire composers with the unique landscapes and cultural offerings of north Louisiana. The schedule is designed to create opportunities for composers to engage with each other, the performers, and the audiences. An open rehearsal format is utilized to provide greater insight into the music of the festival. By rotating through multiple venues, the festival brings the music to the people of the community to boost interest and awareness of contemporary chamber music. Coordinated by Mel Mobley and Greg Lyons, the organization was named for the local landmark, the Black Bayou Wildlife Refuge, and presented its first concerts in 2016.
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