Jacobs School of Music Composition

October 2016


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Current list of ALL School of Music Events
Current list of Composition Department related Events and Announcements
  Upcoming Events – October  
  (* Starred events are REQUIRED for IU composition students.)  
Philharmonic Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, guest conductor
Sunday, Oct. 2 | 3:00pm | Musical Art Center
Salonen: Movements 2 and 3 from Foreign Bodies (2001)
* Student Composer Recital
Tuesday, Oct. 4 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall

Faculty/Guest/Student Recital
Kathleen McLean, bassoon; Angela Park, guest piano; Student String Orchestra; Ian Passmore, conductor
Saturday, Oct. 8 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall
Naoumoff: Three Elegies for bassoon and piano (1988)
Freund: Random Acts of kindness (2015; version for bassoon and piano, 2016, premiere)
Eröd: Sonata Milanese for bassoon and piano (1984)
Meijering: Selected movements from concertos for bassoon with string orchestra

* Faculty Recital
Aaron Travers, Composer
Sunday, Oct. 16 | 3:00pm | Ford Hall

Wind Ensemble
Stephen W. Pratt, conductor
Tuesday, Oct. 18 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall
Mackey: Fanfare for Full Fathom Five (2015)
* Master’s Recital
Alex Blank, composer
Sunday, Oct. 23 | 4:00pm | Auer Hall

* Senior Recital
Patricia Wallinga, composer
Monday, Oct. 24 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall

* Student Composition Recital
Tuesday, Oct. 25 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall

* Guest Lecture
Dai Fujikura, guest composer
Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 4:00pm | MAC 066

* New Music Ensemble
David Dzubay, director; Dai Fujikura, guest composer; Claire Chase, guest flute
Thursday, Oct. 27 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall
Fujikura: Deconstructing Franz (2009 ver.)
Fujikura: Flute Concerto (2015)
Freund: *Romeo & Juliet (2016 ver.)

  News – Current Students  
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Two IU Composers will be featured at the Electronic Music Midwest Festival
Felipe Tovar-Henao and Christopher LaRosa’s music will be featured at the 2016 Electronic Music Midwest Festival, which takes place in October at Lewis University. Felipe’s work «¡Carnaval del Diablo!» matachinesque ritual for amplified clarinet and fixed electronics will be performed by IU alumna Emily Mehigh, and Christopher’s work Colonizer I for horn and live electronics will be performed by Fifth House Ensemble member Parker Nelson.
  News – Alumni  
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Alfonso Tenreiro (MM 1989) Selected to Represent Venezuela
Hailed by the Dallas Morning News as “classical guitar’s reigning diva” multiple Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin opens the season with an amazing voyage of music from Spain to the new world peppered with seasonings from the Caribbean, South America and Mexico. This program includes performance of Fuentes (1986) written by JSoM alumni Alfonso Tenreiro on Sep. 23 by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. His piece is chosen to represent Venezuela.
  News – Faculty  
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Don Freund
Don Freund's Fantasie for Madame McD for solo harp was premiered in June by Elzbieta Szmyt for the Gala Celebration honoring Susann McDonald during the USA International Harp Competition at IU in June. Other summer performances at the Jacobs School included Freund's Preludes for Orchestra performed by the Summer Philharmonic, and Autumnsongs performed by the Bloomington Piano Trio. In July, the Elizabeth Shea Dance Company accompanied by a trio of instrumentalists from the Jacobs School presented Freund's SeeNoHearNoSpeakNo (choreographed under the title Flawed) at Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and his In Medias Res was performed by the Onix Ensemble at the San Miguel (Mexico) Chamber Music Festival. His Unwinding the Wind for Native American Flute was presented by James Pellerite at the National Conference of the National Flute Association in San Diego in August.
David Dzubay, Chair
Composition Department
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

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