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Michael Compitello, percussion, offers DMA recital Sep. 17

Percussionist Michael Compitello will perform music by Xenakis, Golijov, and more in his DMA recital on Thursday, September 17. The performance, which also features cellist Hannah Collins, takes place at 7:30 pm in Morse Recital Hall.

The program includes three works for solo percussion: Tonia Ko’s Blue Skin of the Sea, Georges Aperghis’ Le Corps à Corps, and Iannis Xenakis’ Psappha. Compitello will also perform with fellow YSM graduate Hannah Collins as part of New Morse Code, a cello/percussion duo.

New Morse Code was inspired by pieces such as Nick Didkovsky’s Caught by the Sky with Wire and Osvaldo Golijov’s tragic ballad Mariel, both of which are on Thursday's program. In addition, New Morse Code will perform Tonia Ko's Hush, written expressly for them.

Morse Recital Hall is located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven. Admission is free. The event will also stream live on the School of Music's website.

For more information about Michael Compitello, visit his website.