New Music Concert Scheduled at Gustavus Posted on May 9th, 2006 by

The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Music will introduce a concert of new music in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall on Saturday, May 13, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Under the direction of Michele Gillman and Scott Kallestad, a series of student ensembles will present new compositions, including two by Gillman. This performance is free and open to the public.

Michael Wittgraf’s Septet for Winds, written earlier this year, will open the program, followed by Gillman’s two-movement Metropolis, a work for wind quintet. A percussion quartet, Double Music, written by John Cage and Lou Harrison follows. After a set change, a chamber ensemble of two flutes, two oboes, three clarinets, and one each of soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone, take the stage to perform Jeffrey Kowalkowski’s newest composition Il fattore nelle ore perse.

Go Foruth, another composition written this year by Michele Gillman will be presented by a mixed faculty/student/guest artist sextet of Warren Friesen, viola, Adriana Ranson, ‘cello, Ruth Giles, flute, Laura MacPherson, oboe, Gary Paulson, clarinet, and Yumiko Oshima-Ryan, piano. The final work on the program will be Michael Torke’s July, written in 1995 and performed by the Gustavus Saxophone Quartet of Aaron Hanson, soprano, Katherine Johns, alto, Matt Bergman, tenor and Krista Nelson, baritone.

Saturday’s performance of new music by faculty, students and guests of the Department of Music at Gustavus will be free and open to the public. It begins at 1:30 p.m. in Bjorling Recital Hall.


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