Friday, November 06, 2015

Composers Concert Presents Prize-Winner

New works by three student composers, including a prize-winner, are presented in the HSU Composers Concert on Friday November 6 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Featured is a song cycle by Michael Barrett Donovan for voice and piano entitled “The Dignfied Lonely Person.” Donovan won this semester’s John W. DeLodder competition for best composition with this work.

 Mr. DeLodder, a local resident who sponsors the competition in partnership with the HSU Music department, will present Donovan with the $1,000 award during the concert. The competition is held every semester and is open to all HSU students. 

 Members of the HSU Jazz Orchestra will play works by Kyle McInnis and Kenneth Bozanich. Humboldt Symphony members will perform “Attribution” by Michael Donovan.

 Also on the program are a number of chamber works for instrumental ensembles including violins and percussion, saxophone quartet and guitar quartet. 

 “These works use various 20th century compositional techniques consisting of unique harmonic, rhythmic and tonal languages that produce an unusual tapestry of sound,” said HSU composition professor Brian Post. 

 The Composers Concert is presented on Friday November 6 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus. Tickets are $8, $5 seniors and children, free to HSU students with ID, from HSU Box Office (826-3928) or at the door. Produced by HSU Music department.

Media: Eureka Times-Standard Urge, Mad River Union, Humboldt State Now

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