Monday, April 26, 2010

Brian Chamberlain's Graduate Recital on May 2nd

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
3:00 PM
Florence Kopleff Recital Hall,
Georgia State University

Slipping on the Edge of Loss nn. 35, for Solo Piano - Performed by James Walker
Left to Rust nn. 32, for Tuba and Piano - Performed by Vince Jackson and Huu Mai
Lost Hollow Road nn. 15, for Flute and Guitar Duet - Performed by: duoATL
Levee nn. 37, for Flute and Guitar Quartet - Performed by Nicole Chamberlain, Brian Smith and Athens Guitar Trio

-Intermission-

Slow Motion Exit nn. 24, for String Quintet
Ecclesia nn. 39, for Mixed Chamber Ensemble - Performed by: Mercury Season

Saturday, April 17, 2010

neoPhonia New Music Ensemble: April 20, 2010

As part of our year long celebration of our 15th Anniversary Season, we are proud to welcome home some distinguished alumni of the composition program here at Georgia State University. We are also excited to premiere a new work commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition.

Program:

neoPhonia New Music ensemble
Nickitas Demos, artistic director

HOMECOMING

Special Guest Artist:
Kenneth LONG, bass clarinet
Coordinator of Woodwind Studies at the GSU School of Music

Day: Tuesday, April 20
Location: Kopleff Recital Hall, downtown Atlanta
Time: 7:30 PM
FREE and open to the public!

Five Movements on Mondrian by GSU alumnus, Adam Scott NEAL
for video and computer generated sounds

Corrugated Refrains by Neil THORNOCK
for solo bass clarinet
PREMIERE
Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition and Brigham Young University

Tranquility by GSU alumna, Kyong Mee CHOI
for computer generated sounds

...y lleno de humildad y amor la adoro by GSU alumnus, Drew DOLAN
for soprano and string quartet
PREMIERE

As always, you can meet and greet the composers and performers at a reception following the concert sponsored by the GSU Student Chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI)!

Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Somali Radio Stations Halt Music

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/world/africa/14somalia.html?ref=music

This is one of the saddest and most infuriating things I've ever heard.

How can this happen in the 21st century? How can human beings be so unenlightened?

Though this is not an Atlanta story, it should give us all pause. We should be grateful that we can listen to music, much less compose it. We'd probably be killed for that in Somalia. Freakin' bastards.

Jennifer Higdon wins the Pulitzer (and a Grammy!)

Jennifer Higdon won the Pulitzer Prize for Music on Monday. A few months ago, she won a Grammy. Jennifer lived here till she was 10, so I think that qualifies her as an Atlanta Composer. ;) She's also been commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony and is premiering a new work here with eighth blackbird in June.

Mark Gresham wrote a piece on her a while back. I think it was for her 'Atlanta' piece, City Scapes. (Mark, do you want to post a link to that?)

Congratulations, Jennifer!

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/04/composer-jennifer-higdon-wins-pulitzer-for-violin-concerto.html

Friday, April 09, 2010

Guest artist Elliot Z. Levine, composer/vocalist

Choral music by Elliot Levine–Jewish and Christian sacred pieces and secular works
Athens Chamber Singers, Kevin Kelly, Director
and Elliot Z. Levine, Baritone
in the premiere of Flame Language for chamber ensemble by Laurence Sherr
Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 8:00 p.m.
Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center
Kennesaw State University
Free and open to the public
Further info: 770-423-6650 | boxoffice@kennesaw.edu

Other announcements
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