We’ve got our annual Big Bash coming up this weekend – a concert of new scores summarizing the year’s work for our student composers.   From solo piano to chamber opera, with electronics, string quartets and jazz songs in between, we’ve got a lot of bases covered.  Here’s the big list:

Horizons (2009) – Jesse Blair (b. 1981)

Benjamin Garner, piano

Splinters (2010) for trombone quartet and electronics – Lucas Hausrath (b. 1987)

Adam Dippre, Tim Boyer (bass), Cameron MacManus, Ron Nash, trombones

2010 – No. 1 (2010) – Michael Ahrens (b. 1972)

Tina Culver, violin; Elizabeth Lyle, violin; Sean Mulligan, viola; Moriah Lee, cello

String Quartet (2009) – Tom Brennan (b. 1982)

Terris Roberts, violin; Kevin Murphy, violin; Elizabeth Moore, viola; Yebon Go, cello

Sehnsucht (2009) – Leo Hurley (b. 1990)

Tina Culver, violin; Elizabeth Lyle, violin; Sean Mulligan, viola; Moriah Lee, cello; Christina Brooke, cello

INTERMISSION

Scene from Othello (2010) – Ryan Dodge (b. 1993)

Othello – Nathan Milholin; Desdemona – Alison Chickering; Bryan Garcia-Rolon, flute; Kelsey Maiorano, oboe; Kania Mills, clarinet; Juliana Mesa, contrabassoon; Jonathan Carroll, horn; Brian Garland, trumpet; Adam Dippre, trombone; Benjamin Garner, piano; Alicia Willard, percussion; Alan Pierce, violin; William Estes, violin; Laura Anderson, viola; Natalie Parker, cello; John McKeever, double bass; Konstantin Dobroykov, conductor

To Myself (2010) – Jeremy Phillips (b. 1990)

John Patrick Arwood-Slate, baritone; Charles Shafer, violin; Kyung Yoo, violin; Elias Latto, viola; Oliver Weston, cello; Hsin-I Huang, piano

January Still (2010) – Ted Oliver (b. 1989)

Charles Shafer, violin; Kyung Yoo, violin; Elias Latto, viola; Oliver Weston, cello; Hsin-I Huang, piano

Periwinkle (2010) – Alicia Willard (b. 1988)

Stephanie McAllister, mezzo; Benjamin Garner, piano

A lot of dedicated performers have their work cut out for them as we funnel down the final few days of preparation.  I’m helping out where I can, mostly with pom-poms, a bullhorn and loads of appreciation.

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