We have our end-of-the-year student composers’ concert tonight. Here’s the program:

Music for 8 (2008) Joseph Edwards (b. 1981)


Annalise Stalls, soprano saxophone Joey Trahan, alto saxophone Travis Calvert, tenor saxophone Ryan Lemoine, baritone saxophone Shawn Marcinowski, percussion Scott O’Toole, percussion Nate Tucker, percussion Kyle Duppstadt, percussion

To the Thawing Wind (2007) Leo Hurley (b. 1989)


Brian Ford, violin Ian Livingston, violin Laura Manko, viola Devree Lewis, cello

The Rebotco Encounter (2007) Jesse Blair (b. 1981)


Catherine Tsao, flute Michal Rogalski, oboe Allison Bates, clarinet Robert Perkins, baritone saxophone


A Man of Twists and Turns (2008) Gregory Miles Hoffman (b. 1971)


Brian Ford, violin Ian Livingston, violin Laura Manko, viola Devree Lewis, cello

Lullaby Dreams (2007) Leo Hurley (b. 1989)


Catherine Tsao, alto flute Michal Rogalski, oboe Allison Bates, clarinet Robert Perkins, baritone saxophone

Undertones (2006) Jesse Blair (b. 1981)


Yi-Wen Hsieh, violin Matt Darsey, viola Joy Keown, cello Darrelle Green, bass

Music for Trombone (2008) Lucas Hausrath (b. 1987)


Geoffrey Seelen, trombone

Mafioso Waltz (2008) Michael Ahrens (b. 1972)


Katherine Mount, violin Jesse McAdoo, cello Qiudi Zhang, clarinet John Kossler, guitar Travis Horton, piano

Open Spaces in Compact Places (2008) Lucas Hausrath (b. 1987)


Talya Liebermann, trumpet Samuel Davis-Castro, trumpet Jennifer Weaver, horn Thomas Aaro, trombone Geoff Seelen, trombone

In this silence (2008) Joseph Edwards (b. 1981)


VIOLIN I Brian Ford Yi-Wen Hsieh Leigh Wallenhaupt Alexa Skillicorn
VIOLIN II
Katherine Mount Ian Livingston
VIOLA
Laura Manko Matt Darsey Elizabeth Moore
CELLO
Devree Lewis Jesse McAdoo Jessica Tirpak
BASS
Darrelle Green Christian Gray
HARP
Julie Hammarback
PERCUSSION
Caleb Hoffman

Organizing all of these bodies to show up in all of the right places for rehearsals has been one of the great pleasures and great challenges of my week. I’ve also learned, day before yesterday, that I will be conducting one of the pieces. Dress rehearsal starts in three hours. I think it’s going to be one of the best student composer concerts we’ve done here – some very ambitious pieces, a lot of deeply committed performers.

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