Jacobs School of Music Composition

October 2017


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  Upcoming Events – October  
  (* Starred events are REQUIRED for IU composition students.)  
Faculty Chamber Recital
Featuring works by IU alum David Canfield
Sunday, Oct. 1 | 4:00pm | Auer Hall

Guest Composer Lecture/Opera Screening
Marcos Vieira Lucas, visiting fulbright chair of music
Monday, Oct. 2 | 7:00pm | Global & International Studies Auditorium

Student/Faculty Recital: Shifting Colors on the Slant
Amin Sharifi, composer; Futaba Niekawa, piano
Tuesday, Oct. 3 | 7:00pm | Ford-Crawford Hall

Wind Ensemble
Don Freund, composer; Stephen W. Pratt, conductor; Ryan M. Yahl, conductor
Tuesday, Oct. 3 | 8:00pm | MAC

Copland: Emblems (1964)
Boss: À la Machaut (2015)
Walton/Noble: March for “A History of the English Speaking Peoples” (1959)
Whitacre: October (2000)
Freund: Spinning Rounds (1993)
Grainger/Cramer: Near Woodstock Town (1903)
Hindemith: Symphony in B-Flat (1951)

Guest Composer Lecture - Steve Thomas
Wednesday, Oct. 4 | 4:00pm | MAC066

* Student Composition Recital
Wednesday, Oct. 4 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall

* Guest Composer Lecture - Jens Marggraf
Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 4:00pm | MAC066

Symphonic Band
Sean C. Phelan, conductor
Wednesday, Oct. 18 | 2:30pm | Auer Hall

Galante: Resplendent Glory (2005)
Chance: Incantation and Dance (1960)
Barber: Commando March (1943)
Biebl/Cameron: Ave Maria (1964)
Bernstein/Grundman: Slava! A Political Overture (1977)
Reed: Armenian Dances, Part 1 (1972)

* Guest Composer Lecture - Garry Schyman
Wednesday, Oct. 18 | 4:00pm | MAC066

Symphonic Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Don Freund, composer
Wednesday, Oct. 18 | 8:00pm | MAC

Bernstein: Overture to “Candide” (1956)
Freund: ‘Gold’ from “Poem Symphonies” (1990)
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

* Senior Recital
Paul Mortilla, composer
Saturday, Oct. 21 | 4:00pm | Auer Hall

Concert Orchestra
David Neely, conductor; David Dzubay, composer
Sunday, Oct. 22 | 3:00pm | MAC

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74
Dzubay: Sijo for orchestra (2017; U.S. premiere)

* Senior Recital
Tyler Habig, composer
Sunday, Oct. 22 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall

* Student Composition Recital
Tuesday, Oct. 24 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall

* Guest Composer Lecture - Augusta Read Thomas
Wednesday, Oct. 25 | 4:00pm | MAC066

* New Music Ensemble
David Dzubay, director; Augusta Read Thomas, guest composer
Thursday, Oct. 26 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall
Birtwistle: Silbury Air for chamber ensemble (1977/2003)
Thomas: Of Being is a Bird for light lyric soprano and ensemble (2015)
Thomas: Silver Chants the Litanies for horn and chamber orchestra (2004)

8th Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition
Iliana Matos, guitar – Guest Recital
Saturday, Oct. 28 | 8:00pm | Auer Hall
Domeniconi: Koyunbaba, Op. 19 (1985)
Martín: Selections from “Álbum de la inocencia” (2005)
Assad: Eli’s Portrait (2004)
Barrios Mangoré: Vals in G Major, Op. 8 No. 4 (1923)
Iannarelli: Selections from “Italian Coffee” (2007)
Malats: ‘Serenata española’ from “Impresiones de España” (c.1896)
Tárrega: Gran jota (1872)

  News – Current Students  
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Tyler Glenn Korff School of Music commissions Mitchell Habig
Tyler Mitchell Habig received a commission this summer from the Glenn Korff School of Music to write a piece for the Murray State Saxophone Quartet. The quartet premiered Habig’s Shi, Japanese for the number “four” and also the word “death,” in June at the 2017 Chamber Music Institute in Lincoln, Nebraska. Habig was able to work with the quartet throughout the week prior to the concert and gave a brief talk about the piece to accompany the performance which was broadcast live on NET TV. Both the speech and the music can be viewed here.
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eviMus Festival 2017 features Amin Sharifi
Amin Sharifi is one of the selected composers to be featured in eviMus Festival in Saarbrücken ,Germany. His electroacoustic piece Strumtest for fixed electronics will be performed during the festival. The eviMus Festival is a four-day Festival focusing on new music in all of its forms. Read more about Sharifi's music:
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Seoul International Computer Music Festival 2017 features LaRosa and Tovar-Henao
In late October, DM composition students Chris LaRosa and Felipe Tovar-Henao will be attending the Seoul International Computer Music Festival 2017 (SICMF) — one of the biggest and best-known electro-acoustic music festivals in Asia. This year, the festival will take place in Gwangju and will feature the Asian premiere of LaRosa’s Colonizer 1 for horn and live electronics, and Tovar-Henao’s ¡Carnaval del Diablo! for clarinet and fixed electronics.
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  News – Alumni  
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David Vayo (MM 1982)
Harpsichordist Michiyo Honma's Tokyo concert on Feb. 20 included three compositions by David Vayo, including the world premiere of Dream Cartoon for violin, cello and harpsichord. Vayo's Ceremony of Yearning was premiered on June 8 at the National Recital Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, by the Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Chen Chih-Sheng. In 2016, Summit Records released Dig., a CD of performances by trombonist Mark Hetzler that includes Vayo's Entelechy, written for Hetzler and commissioned by the University of Wisconsin.
  News – Faculty  
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Don Freund
On September 9th, Jacobs School composition alumnus and flute virtuoso Alexandre Eisenberg (L, DM 2006) performed Don Freund's Spur of the Momentfor flute and piano at the Brazilian Flute Association International Festival in São Paulo.
David Dzubay, Chair
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