The New Music Series at William Paterson University has long been one of the most interesting musical destinations in the Garden State. On Monday, November 26th, its director, Peter Jarvis, along with the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble and guest pianist Taka Kigawa, present an ambitious evening of music that includes works by leading lights Boulez, Ligeti, Babbitt, Carter, and Stravinsky. In addition, 21st century composers Daniel Levitan, Evan Hause, and Gene Pritsker are also represented on the program.
If that weren’t enough, the concert features two premieres. Jarvis conducts his Concerto for Vibraphone and Percussion Sextet; WPU faculty member John Ferrari will play the solo part. Guest composer Robert Morris has contributed another pocket concerto for percussion ensemble to the proceedings. His Stream Runner (2007), written for marimba soloist Payton MacDonald (also a member of WPU’s faculty). will conclude the evening.
Monday, Nov. 26, 2012
7:30 PM in Shea Center’s
Suggested contribution $5
(Free for students)
William Paterson University
College of Arts & Communication
Department of Music
New Music Series
Peter Jarvis, Director
Robert Morris – Composer
Taka Kigawa – Pianist
The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble
John Ferrari, Payton MacDonald, and Peter Jarvis