The works of more than 50 contemporary composers with ties to New Mexico will be featured at the 41st annual John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium Thursday-Sunday, March 22-31, in venues across Albuquerque and in Santa Fe. This year's artists in residence are the Del Sol String Quartet, an award-winning ensemble from San Francisco.

The evening concert lineup will include world premieres and Creative Soundspace, a four-day collaboration with the Outpost Performance Space.

Every year, the festival, presented by the Department of Music at the University of New Mexico and the UNM John Donald Robb Musical Trust, brings together accomplished composers and musicians from around the world in an innovative, boundary-shifting musical event. Complementing a concert every evening will be master classes, lectures and additional concerts during the day. Most events are free, and all are open to the public.

This year's festival pays tribute to the New Mexico centennial by highlighting contributions of New Mexico composers past and present, with many in attendance.

"With more days and more venues than we've ever had before, this is certain to be the most ambitious in the symposium's history and its most collaborative," said Professor Christopher Shultis, the symposium's artistic director.

Read a comprehensive schedule of events on the Robb Trust website.