Friday, April 25, 2014

Composers Centennial Concert Celebrates Century of Creativity

 HSU Music Department celebrates 100 years of the university as crucible of creativity with compositions by HSU faculty, staff and alumni in the Composers Centennial Concert on Friday April 25. 

 The premiere of Reflections In Time combines the words of HSU poets Jim Dodge, Eric Barker, Jorie Grahm and Reg White with the music of HSU composition professor Brian Post. It is performed by soprano Elisabeth Harrington and pianist John Chernoff.

 Daniela Mineva performs another Post piece written specifically for a miniature carillon built by HSU music technicians according to a design by John Cage.

 The Vipisa Trio (Cindy Moyer on violin, John Chernoff on piano and Virginia Ryder on saxophone and clarinet) perform music by HSU staff pianist Chernoff and HSU alumni Halim Beere and Dante De Silva.

 Alumnus Ryan MacEvoy-McCullough contributes a four-channel recorded piece called Crossing. Members of the Humboldt Bay Brass Band perform two pieces by its director and HSU professor Gil Cline, including Three Dot Flourish.

 Music professor Eugene Novotny’s Intentions for Percussion Trio is performed by HSU students Neil Bost, Tyler Burkhart and Hector Diaz. 

 Composers Centennial Concert is performed on Friday April 25 at 8 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus. Tickets are $10, $5 seniors and students from HSU Ticket Office (826-3928) or at the door.  Produced by HSU Music department.

Media: Mad River Union, Humboldt State Now

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