Thursday, October 02, 2008

neoPhonia Concert featuring contemporary composers

I got this from Dr. Nikitas Demos, composition professor at GSU:

You are cordially invited to the first neoPhonia New Music Ensemble concert of the 2008/09 season.

We present a concert entitled ODYSSEIA III featuring music by Greek composers or related to Greek themes. We will also pay homage to composer Donald Erb (1927-2008) who recently passed away and was a tremendous influence upon the face of contemporary music. This concert is sponsored, in part, by the Center for Hellenic Studies at Georgia State University

If you are able, please join us on Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30 PM in the Kopleff Recital Hall on the campus of Georgia State University in lovely downtown Atlanta. The concert is, of course, FREE and open to the public.


Woody by Donald ERB
for solo clarinet

Backroads by Ohio-based composer Elainie LILLIOS
for solo digital media

NARCISSUS/echo by former Atlanta based composer Chris ARRELL
for clarinet, violin, vibraphone and cello

First Rain by Nickitas DEMOS [premiere]
for baritone, violin, viola, cello & piano
featuring the poetry Angelos Sikelianos in a new translation by the noted Modern Greek Scholar Gregory Jusdanis

The concert will feature GSU Faculty Artists Ken LONG, clarinet, Stuart GERBER, vibraphone, the ARIS QUARTET: Christos GALILIEAS, violin, Tania MAXWELL-CLEMENTS, viola, Martha GERSCHEFSKI, cello and Brandt FREDRIKSEN, piano and special guest artist Brad RITCHIE, cello.

The Kopleff Recital Hall is located within the Arts and Humanities Building which is on the corner of Peachtree Center Avenue and Gilmer Street in downtown Atlanta. Street parking may be available in this area, or you may use I-Lot (Peachtree Center Ave). For more detailed directions and maps, please check out the GSU School of Music website at:

As always, you will be able to meet and greet the composers and performers after the concert at a reception hosted by the GSU Student Chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI).

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