New Works Concert

Jan 27, 2018

Abundant Silence will present the 4th Annual New Works Concert featuring performances of new works by the Playground Ensemble, Denver’s premiere new music ensemble.

Abundant Silence is proud to bring this celebration of new music and living composers back to Denver for a 4th year. This performance will feature the seven winning works from the 2017 Abundant Silence Composition Contest, which drew over 150 applications from 12 countries. The first place prize was awarded to Julián Fueyo, a current student at the Cleveland Institute of Music, for his work “Zafiro” for violin and piano. All of the winners from this contest receive a cash award and become a member of the Abundant Silence roster, providing them with publishing opportunities and access to programs that help support the creation of new work. In addition to these seven works, the Playground Ensemble will also be premiering a new string quartet by the Abundant Silence Featured Composition Artist, Carlos Simon.

This event is offered to the community on a by-donation basis, helping to fulfil the Abundant Silence mission of making new music accessible to all. The concert will be followed by a reception, provided by the Musicians Society of Denver and the Wash Park UCC community. Additional information can be found on the Abundant Silence website ( and on the Facebook event page (

Abundant Silence is a non-profit 501c3 arts organization that believes that new music should be accessible to all individuals and communities through the practices of creating, listening, celebrating, and playing. Encouraging and celebrating new music is a valuable way to cultivate creativity, engage the community, inspire positive change, and utilize imagination to empower individuals. Abundant Silence is committed to igniting passion for new music through education, advocacy, outreach, & presentation. The organizational leadership designs programs and opportunities that help spark the creation of new work and build a culture that venerates composers and the new work they create.