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Music festival to highlight composers, performers

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The Implosion Percussion ensemble practices during a public rehearsal on the Louisiana Tech University campus. The group is a part of the New Music on the Bayou Summer Festival, a four-day event designed to bring composers and performers together. During the event, which will end with a final concert at the Dixie Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the public can watch the rehearsals and get a behind-the-scenes look at how a concert comes together.

From open rehearsals to concerts, the New Music on the Bayou Summer Festival will give the public an opportunity not only to enjoy several free concerts, but also get a behind-the-scenes look at how a concert is produced.

Greg Lyons, co-coordinator for the festival and associate professor of music at Louisiana Tech University, said he and Mel Mobley, associate professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, created the festival in order to bring new music to North Louisiana.

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