Canyonlands New Music Ensemble
The Canyonlands New Music Ensemble is dedicated to presenting a broad spectrum of contemporary music: from Ligeti to Schöenberg, Copland to Davies, Reich to Webern. The ensemble provides the opportunity for the community to hear new works and functions as a performance venue for faculty, professional musicians and as an educational experience for university students. The ensemble first came into being in 1977 and has been directed by Morris Rosenzweig since 1988. The ensemble has drawn large and enthusiastic crowds in Salt Lake City and has appeared at Utah State University, Brigham Young University, the University of Wyoming, the 1992 New Music Utah Festival, the Governor's Arts Awards Ceremony, and the NOVA Series. Canyonlands has recorded works of several Utah composers; these are found on CRI CD 787, Centaur CD 2360, Albany 710 and Albany 787.