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New Music New Haven features guest composer David Felder

October 11, 2010

Concert also presents chamber works by Yale School of Music composers

The Yale School of Music presents a New Music New Haven concert featuring guest composer David Felder (pictured at right) on Thursday, November 4 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven).

The evening will open with chamber works by graduate composers in the Yale School of Music: Justin Tierney‘s ROTA, a fanfare for trombone quartet; Jordan Kuspa‘s Metronome, a humorous look at what can happen in rehearsal when good musicians get a little bit wild; Adrian Knight‘s the tears, for harp and electronics; Garth Neustadter‘s three-movement String Trio; and Hannah Lash‘s Last Time, which the composer calls “a disturbing and expressive piece for mixed chamber ensemble.”

The second half of the program will present two works by the guest composer. The Linden String Quartet will play Felder’s stuck-stücke, and a mixed ensemble of winds, percussion, and strings will play his partial [dist]res[s]toration. Christopher Theofanidis is the artistic director of New Music New Haven.

Admission to the performance is free. For more information, visit music.yale.edu or contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

About featured composer David Felder

David Felder has long been recognized as a leader in his generation of American composers. His works have been featured at many of the leading international festivals for new music, and he has received numerous grants and commissions, including awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim, Koussevitzky, Rockefeller Foundation, American Academy of Arts and Letters, and many more. Felder serves as Birge-Cary Chair in Composition at SUNY Buffalo, and has been artistic director of the June in Buffalo Festival since 1985. Since 2006, he has been the director of the Center for 21st-Century Music at SUNY Buffalo. Felder earned a Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego in 1983. His works are published by Theodore Presser. His first full CD of his work was named Disc of the Year in chamber music by the American Record Guide and BBC Music Magazine, and a second disc of orchestral works was Editor’s Best of the Year selection in Fanfare Magazine. His recordings appear on the Bridge, Mode, EMF, and Albany labels.

For Calendar Editors
The Yale School of Music presents New Music New Haven
featuring guest composer David Felder
» Justin Tierney: ROTA, an antiphonal fanfare for trombone quartet
» Jordan Kuspa: Metronome, a humorous look at what can happen in rehearsal when good musicians get a little bit wild
» Adrian Knight: the tears, for harp and electronics
» Garth Neustadter: String Trio No. 1, a three-movement work united by a simple motif that is heard in fragmented stages throughout the work
» Hannah Lash: Last Time, a disturbing and expressive piece for mixed chamber ensemble
» David Felder, guest composer:
stuck-stücke, performed by the Linden String Quartet;
partial [dist]res[s]toration, for flute, clarinet, percussion, violin, cello, and optional computer and electronics
When: Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 8 pm
Where: Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall
470 College Street (corner of Wall Street), New Haven
Tickets: Free admission
Info: 203 432-4158 * music.yale.edu

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