Jacobs School of Music Composition

February 2017


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  February Events  
  (* Starred events are REQUIRED for IU composition students.)  
* Guest Lecture
Mark Kilstofte, guest composer
Wednesday, Feb. 1 | 4:00pm | MAC066

Guest Lessons
Mark Kilstofte, guest composer
Thursday, Feb. 2 | 9:00am, 10:30am | JS311

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* New Music Ensemble
David Dzubay, director; Mark Kilstofte, guest composer
Thursday, Feb. 2 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall
Kilstofte: Ballistic Etude 3.1 (2008)
Golijov: Tenebrae (2002)
Rubin: To The Flame (2016, premiere, Georgina Joshi Composition Commission Award)
Luhmann: The Great Emu War of 1932 (2016, premiere, Dean's Prize commission)

University Orchestra
Arthur Fagen, conductor; Andy Miller, percussion soloist
Sunday, Feb. 5 | 3:00pm | Musical Art Center
Suppé: “Light Cavalry” Overture (1866)
Lorenz (alumnus): Pataruco – Concerto for Venezuelan maracas and orchestra (1999)
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

Kids Compose! - Concert Band
Jason H. Nam, conductor
Tuesday, Feb. 7 | 10:00am | Musical Art Center
Sharifi: Misty Night Gallop (2016)

Concert Band and Symphonic Band
Jason H. Nam, conductor (Concert Band); Eric M. Smedley, conductor (Symphonic Band)
Tuesday, Feb. 7 | 8:00pm | Musical Art Center
Concert Band
Stamp: Gavorkna Fanfare (1991)
Bach/Cailliet: Fervent is My Longing, BWV 727
Bach/Cailliet: Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578
Mahr: Fantasia in G (1982)
Dello Joio: Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn (1968)
Symphonic Band
Benson: The Solitary Dancer (1966)
Dzubay: Nocturne (‘Lullaby’ from “Wind Says Goodnight”) (2007)
Hesketh: Masque (2000)
Arnold/Paynter: Tam O’Shanter, Op. 51 (1955)

Wind Ensemble
Stephen W. Pratt, conductor; Howard Klug, clarinet soloist
Tuesday, Feb. 14 | 8:00pm | Musical Art Center
Vaughan Williams/Boyd: Flourish for Glorious John (1957)
Curnow: Concertpiece for clarinet, winds, and percussion (1990)
Dzubay: Symphony No. 2. “Through a Glass, Darkly” (2016, consortium premiere)
Grainger: Colonial Song (1911/21)
Corigliano: Gazebo Dances (1972/74)

Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Boico, guest conductor; José Cortés-Álvarez, composer
Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 8:00pm | Musical Art Center
Cortés-Álvarez: Son perpetuum for symphony orchestra (2016, premiere; DM dissertation)
Prokofiev: Concerto No. 1 in D Major for violin and orchestra, Op. 19 (1923)
Ravel: “Daphnis et Chloé” Suite No. 2 (1913)

* Student Composition Recital
Thursday, Feb. 16 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall

IU Cinema: Body and Soul
Orchestral score by Charlie Oh, winner of the Jon Vickers Film Scoring Award
Saturday, Feb. 18 | 7:00pm | IU Cinema

An Evening of New Music for String Quartet
Student Composition and Chamber Music Recital - a collaboration between the composition department and the Pacifica String Quartet
Tuesday, Feb. 21 | 6:00pm | Recital Hall

  News – Current Students  
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TUTTI Festival features Amin Sharifi as one of the 2017 guest composers
Amin Sharifi's Exhibition , a collection of four solo piano pieces will be performed by Minju Choi (first prize in the Nena Wideman International Piano Competition, the Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition, and the Juilliard Concerto Competition) in 2017 TUTTI Festival which will be held on February 7-11 at Denison University, Granville, Ohio. Read more about Sharifi's works:
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IU Composer is hosting a New Music Festival in April
DM student, Craig Michael Davis, is hosting a New Music Festival on April 22nd, 2017. The festival aims at bringing new music into unconventional concert spaces. This year, the festival will be held at the College Mall in Bloomington, Indiana. The festival will take place from 12pm to 9pm and is free to the public. Music will be performed by The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble (CMD-E) as well as members of the Jacobs School. In conjunction with the festival, CMD-E is hosting a composition competition for new works for their ensemble (flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, electric guitar, percussion, piano, cello and double bass) as well as for string quartet, duo keyboard works, and fixed media or instrument + electronics. The submission deadline is February 20th. For more information about the festival and composition competition, please visit the ensemble’s website at:
  News – Alumni  
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David DeBoor Canfield (DM 1983)
David DeBoor Canfield (DM 1983), will have three works premiered in the coming weeks. On February 16th, the Louisiana State University Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Carlos Riazuelo will premiere Canfield’s Prisms for String Quartet and String Orchestra. An earlier version of this work for cello quartet and cello orchestra won the Jill Sackler Cello Ensemble Composition Contest in 1986, but recently, the composer made a version for full string orchestra. On February 17th, Ian Hobson and the Sinfonia da Camera will premiere Canfield’s Rhapsody after Gershwin for Violin and Orchestra, with JSoM alumni Rachel Patrick as violin soloist. Patrick recorded the work for the English Toccata Classics label in 2015 with Hobson and the Sinfonia Varsovia. She currently resides in California where she teaches and performs widely. On March 17th, Canfield’s Duo alla Paganini will be premiered by saxophonist Jason Laczkoski and violinist Anna Draper (both of whom commissioned the work) at the North American Saxophone Alliance conference at the University of South Dakota.
David Dzubay, Chair
Composition Department
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