Ketty Nez leaning on a bass drum
All Day Event
Start: March 17, 2016
End: March 19, 2016
Location: Sursa Performance Hall
Concert Program Information

Contact Details

Amelia Kaplan

This year's special guest is composer, pianist, and conductor Ketty Nez.

Ketty Nez joined the composition and theory department at the Boston University (BU) School of Music in 2005, after teaching for two years at the University of Iowa. At BU, she directed the Time's Arrow new music ensemble for four years. Listen to a Wonder Never Heard Before!, her portrait CD as composer/pianist, was released in 2010 by Albany Records. Her folk opera, The Fiddler and the Old Woman of Rumelia, was premiered in a staged version in 2012 by Juventas New Music Ensemble. Her piano concerto, thresholds, performed by Ketty and the BU Wind Ensemble, was released in 2013 by Ravello Records. Current projects include Lina and the Wolf, an opera on the life of Lina Prokofiev based on the book Lina and Serge: The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev by Simon Morrison.

Ketty holds a Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at Berkeley, a master's degree in composition from the Eastman School of Music, a bachelor's degree in piano performance from the Curtis Institute of Music, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Bryn Mawr College.

Learn more about Ketty Nez.

Learn more about the Festival of New Music, including program information for each concert.


  • Thursday, March 17 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 18 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 19 - 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

All concerts are in Sursa Hall and are free and open to the public.