UPCOMING EVENTS – February
(* Starred events are REQUIRED for IU composition students.)
SENIOR RECITAL – Ethan Gellar
Saturday February 1, 8:00pm, Auer Hall
* STUDENT COMPOSITION RECITAL
Tuesday February 4, 8:00PM, Auer Hall
* COMPOSER LECTURE – P.Q. Phan
Wednesday February 5, 4:00PM, Ford-Crawford Hall
A presentation of the opera, The Tale of Lady Thi Kinh
HOLOGRAPHIC – Jeremy Podgursky; Ben Bolter, conducting
Thursday February 6, 8:30PM, Buskirk-Chumley Theater ($10)
THE TALE OF LADY THI KINH (World Premiere) – P.Q. Phan
February 7, 8, 14, and 15, 8:00PM, Musical Arts Center
* GUEST LECTURE – Dal Niente
Wednesday February 12, 4:00, Ford-Crawford Hall
“Directing a New Music Ensemble”
GUEST ENSEMBLE RECITAL – Dal Niente
Thursday February 13, 8:30, Recital Hall
Dal Niente – Prof. Aaron Traver Premiere
Thursday February 14, 5:00PM, Grunwald Art Gallery
Music by Aaron Travers.
Video by Jawshing Arthur Liou.
Performances at 5PM and 6:30PM, with panel discussion in between moderated by John Gibson.
* GUEST COMPOSER LECTURE – Anders Hillborg
Monday February 17th, 7:00PM, Sweeney Hall
* NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE – David Dzubay, director; Anders Hillborg, guest composer
Thursday February 20, 8:00PM, Auer Hall
* DOCTORAL RECITAL – Ryan Chase
Sunday February 23, 8:00PM, Auer Hall
* SENIOR RECITAL – Thomas Morris
Tuesday February 25, 7:00PM, Ford-Crawford Hall
NEWS – CURRENT STUDENTS
Artistic Director and internationally-renowned composer, conductor, and pianist, Bright Sheng, will be joined by Distinguished Guest Artist, renowned cellist, and Rostropovich International Competition Winner, Gary Hoffman; Distinguished Guest Composer/Artist and Artistic Director of the American Composers Orchestra, Derek Bermel; Distinguished Guest Composer and Vice President of the Central Conservatory of Music, Ye Xiaogang; Special Guest Artist, internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso Zhu Dan; and Ensemble-in-Residence, the New Fromm Players of Tanglewood Music Center; along with other Guest Artists.
The Intimacy of Creativity 2014 is presented by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, in collaboration with HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science and Institute for Advanced Study, as part of the HKUST Music Alive! concert series. The IC2014 media partner is Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). Venue and ticketing sponsorship is provided by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).
Kevin Hartnett’s new choral piece There Is a Flower was premiered by Kantorei of Kansas City in December. The ensemble, led by artistic director Chris Munce, performed the piece on two concerts in Kansas City as part of their “Meditations and Carols” Christmas program.
Corey Rubin’s After the Dazzle of Day, for SATB chorus, wind ensemble, and strings, will be premiered at Carnegie Hall in New York City on February 7th. The concert will feature student ensembles from Duxbury High School in Duxbury, Massachusetts, which commissioned the piece. Read More…
Grant Luhmann has been asked by musicians and the Board of Directors of the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra to compose a new work for solo tuba and large orchestra. The work will be premiered by the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra with conductor John Ricarte and tubist Philip Walker in the 2014-15 concert season.
Kenji Kuriyama’s Two Illuminations for trombone, piano, and percussion will be performed by Logan Chopyk for his DM chamber recital on February 19th, 7pm.
Christopher Neiner has been commissioned by the Cochran Chamber Commissioning Project, a Midwestern consortium of thirteen high schools and four colleges. His composition, The Hinz Waltz 2: Vignette on a Photograph by Jacyln Hinz, will be performed in May 2014.
Louis Goldford received a performance of his Panopticon (2013), for 12 periphonically spatialized clarinets, as part of the IU Project Jumpstart “Stars in the Spotlight: A Jacobs School of Music Showcase” on January 17 in Nashville, Indiana. Louis was also accepted to the 2014 SEAMUS National Conference, where his piece Grand Sepia Taksim (2013) for belly dancer and electronics will be performed in March.
Benjamin Taylor is excited to travel to Nebraska where the Omaha Symphony will perform his newest orchestra work, Shooting Stars. The work was commissioned by the Barlow Endowment and will be performed a total of five times on an educational outreach program. Mr. Taylor will speak to the audience about the piece and answer questions from students. Listen to a clip.
Sang Mi Ahn’s Narval has been selected for performance at the National Student Electronic Music Event (NSEME). The conference will be held at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia on February 21-22, 2014.
Corey Dundee was recently named winner of the Calefax Reed Quintet’s International Composer’s Competition for his work F.U.B.A.R. for reed quintet. The piece was premiered by Calefax during the PAN festival gala concert on December 28th, at the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam. F.U.B.A.R. will additionally be performed by a consortium of seven reed quintets throughout 2014. Read more…
NEWS – ALUMNI
The Rochester City Ballet will premiere InCantation on January 31, 2014, performed by world-renowned double-bassist James VanDemark, and featuring all-new choreography by Jamey Leverett.
Matthew Peterson (MM, 2008) won the 2014 Nissim Award and named a finalist in 2014 Uppsala Composer Competition.
In addition, all the trees of the field will clap their hands, for chamber orchestra, will receive its premiere performance as part of the 2014 Uppsala composer competition. This and five other works will be performed by the Uppsala kammarorkester, three winning composers will receive cash prizes and the first prize piece will be performances by ten participating orchestras. The performance is March 13; it will be broadcast live on Sweden’s Radio P2.
NEWS – FACULTY
IU Opera and Ballet will present the world premiere of
The Tale of Lady Thị Kính, a two-act melodrama opera.
Music and libretto by P.Q. Phan.
The opera was commissioned By Jacobs School of Music and
partially funded by the new frontiers in the arts and humanities. IU Opera and Ballet will give four performances on February 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th, 2014 at 8’o’clock in the Musical Arts Center. Two performances (Fri. and Sat., Feb. 7 and 8) will be streamed live via IUMusicLive! Read more about the opera here and here.
Five members of Prof. Eugene Rousseau’s saxophone studio at the University of Minnesota presented an evening of “The Saxophone Music of Don Freund” at UMinn’s Ultan Recital Hall on November 18th. Superb performances of Freund’s Sky Scrapings, Louder then Words, Sunscapes, and ON AGAIN, off again.
Recently, IU JSoM Composition DM alum Jason Bahr invited Don Freund to Florida Gulf Coast University to meet with his composition students and participate in a concert of Freund’s music.
In addition, IMTA (Indiana Music Teacher Association) named Professor Freund teacher of the year.