Mizzou International Composer's Festival and "a handbag?" at Maplewood Barn

As composers start to arrive from around the world for this year's Mizzou International Composers Festival (July 25-30), Diana Moxon catches up with three of them: Guest composer, Angélica Negrón (https://www.angelicanegron.com/) from Puerto Rico who writes for orchestras, ensembles, film, drag queens lipsyching opera, and her own tropical electronic band, Balún, whose album 'Prisma Tropical' was named as a Top Ten 2018 Latin album by Rolling Stone Magazine; and resident composers, Niko Schroeder (https://nikodschroeder.com/) from Columbia Missouri whose oeuvre encompasses concept works about historic chess moves and polka music; and Cassie Wieland (https://cassiewieland.com/), now based in Brooklyn but originally from Normal Illinois whose works range from hometown nostalgia to the human anatomy. Plus Maplewood Barn theatre director, Morgan Dennehy, talks about the Barn's production of the Oscar Wilde play "The Importance of Being Earnest". Opening and closing music credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com)
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