Jacobs School of Music Composition

November 2016


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Current list of ALL School of Music Events
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  Upcoming Events – November  
  (* Starred events are REQUIRED for IU composition students.)  
* Master's Recital
Felipe Tovar Henao, composer
Tuesday, Nov. 1 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall

Concert Band and Symphonic Band
Jason H. Nam, conductor (Concert Band); Eric M. Smedley, conductor (Symphonic Band)
Tuesday, Nov. 8 | 8:00pm | Musical Art Center
Concert Band
Giroux: Carnaval (2013)
Del Tredici: Acrostic Song (1976)
Mackey: Aurora Awakes (2009)
Grainger/Sousa/Brion/Schissel: Handel in the Strand (1911-12)
Symphonic Band
Giroux: Overture in Five Flat (2011)
Hanson: Volver a la montaña from Islas y montañas (2001)
Read Thomas: Magnetic Fireflies (2001)
Gorb: Yiddish Dances (1997, rev. 2003-04)

Guest Chamber Music Recital
Q-Arte Quartet (Colombia), Visiting Artist; Javier Asdrúbal Vinasco, guest clarinet
Wednesday, Nov. 9 | 7:00pm | Auer Hall
Music by
Silvestre Revueltas
Gabriela Ortiz
Blas Emilio Atehortúa
Gustavo Leone
Miguel del Águila

Symphony Orchestra
Arthur Fagen, conductor
Wednesday, Nov. 9 | 8:00pm | Musical Art Center
Sink: Afterimages for orchestra (DM dissertation; 2016, premiere)
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S.125
Stravinsky: Firebird: Concert Suite No. 2 (1919)

* Master's Recital
Kimberly Osberg, composer
Sunday, Nov. 13 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall

Wind Ensemble
Stephen W. Pratt, conductor; Ryan Yahl, conductor
Tuesday, Nov. 15 | 8:00pm | Musical Art Center
Nixon: Fiesta del Pacifico (1958-59)
Canfield: Concerto for winds and percussion (2015, premiere)
Montoya: Light the Fuse (2014)
Wagner/Calliet: Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin (1911-12)
Daugherty: Lost Vegas (2011)

* Student Composition Recital
Tuesday, Nov. 29 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall

* Guest Lecture
Beomseok Yoo, alumnus composer
Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 4:00pm | MAC066

New Voices Opera – Fourth Annual Fall Exhibition
Opera Excerpts Newly Composed and Performed by Students of the Jacobs School of Music
Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 7:00pm | Ford-Crawford Hall

* New Music Ensemble
David Dzubay, director; Beomseok Yoo, guest composer;
Thursday, Dec. 1 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall
Yoo: On the Street Corners (2013)
Yoo: The Way to Sokcho (2016, premiere)
Deutsch: Mad Dog (2011)

  News – Current Students  
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IU Composer will be featured at the Diffrazioni Multimedia Festival in Italy
Nicolas Chuaqui's Desert Presence for guitar and electronics will be performed at the Diffrazioni Multimedia Festival in Florence, Italy, on November 24. The piece was written through study at IU's CECM and premiered at the Fall 2014 CECM Recital. Festival website:
  News – Alumni  
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David DeBoor Canfield (DM 1983)
Alumnus David DeBoor Canfield (DM 1983) recently returned from Armenia where he oversaw the rehearsals and premiere of his newly completed Concerto after Khachaturian for Alto/Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra. The work was commissioned and premiered by the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia (Armenia's major orchestra), with soloist Hayrapet Arakelyan and conductor Sergey Smbatyan. It was the opening work of the 4th International Khachaturian Festival that runs from October 6th through December 10th, and was written to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Armenia's independence. This performance may be viewed on Khachaturyan & JAZZ 2016 (21 minutes into the video). Immediately upon his return from Armenia, Canfield flew to the University of North Texas to judge a saxophone competition where the two required pieces were two of his other saxophone concertos. These were performed by a dozen saxophonists in the studio of Dr. Eric Nestler of UNT. Upcoming on November 15th, Stephen Pratt and the Indiana University Wind Ensemble will premiere Canfield's Concerto for Winds and Percussion, a new three-movement 20-minute work written for this ensemble. It will be presented at 8:00 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center at IU.
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Eric Nathan (MM 2008)
Eric Nathan’s new orchestral piece the space of a door will be premiered by Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in four performances (Nov. 8, 10, 11, 12) at Symphony Hall in Boston as part of the BSO's cycle of Brahms Piano Concerti and Symphonies. Surrounding Nathan’s BSO premiere there will be other opportunities to hear his music in Boston, including performances with Boston Musica Viva (Nov. 5) and at the BSO/New England Conservatory's Do You Hear What I Hear? concert series (Nov. 15). He will also be speaking about his music at Harvard (Nov. 9), Northeastern University (Nov. 10), From the Top (Nov. 10), Symphony Hall (Nov. 11), and New England Conservatory (Nov. 15).
  News – Faculty  
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Larry Groupé
Larry Groupé will be featured on a concert with "The Art of Film Scoring" - San Diego Symphony. On stage with him will be film composer legend Bruce Broughton (Silverado, Young Sherlock Holmes). He will have a conversation with creative director Navroj Mehta. Larry Groupé will show clips of his work and talk about his process. Then there will be a mixed ensemble concert performance. He plans on having two of the four movements performed of his recent world premiere piece "Prometheus Unwound" for string quart and narrator, which recently premiered in the dome at the Palomar Observatory.
David Dzubay, Chair
Composition Department
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