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May 2, 2011

UI Center for New Music presents new Composers Workshop works May 8

The University of Iowa Center for New Music (CNM) will conclude its 2010-11 concert season -- the organization's 45th concert season -- with a program of new works from the Iowa Composers Workshop at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8, in the Riverside Recital Hall.

All of the works on the program were composed in 2010 and 2011:

--"Apple Lemon-Lime Eternal Affiliation, A Loss of Interest, Desire, and Direction" for flute and piano by undergraduate student Dana Telsrow.
--"At Play" for flute and violin by Brett Kissell, who has had several pieces performed in UI recitals.
--"A Dragon in Genesis 6:7" for voice and piano by Andrew Wagner, an economics major with a minor in music.
--"Identity Crisis I" for saxophone and piano by Shane Hoose, a recent finalist in the Music Teacher's National Association Composition Competition.
--"Hiking the Cascade Creek Trail" for percussion and "Rounded Angles" for saxophone and percussion by Zach Zubow, whose music is featured this spring on five College Music Society Regional Conferences; the Midwest Graduate Music Consortium; an exchange festival between the UI, University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Colorado-Boulder; and the New Music Festival at the University of Central Missouri/Society of Composers Region VI.
--"Bridge Suite" for saxophone and cello and "Buzz" for percussion by Aaron Perrine, whose composition for band was a finalist in the first Frank Ticheli Composition Contest, a JW Pepper "Editors' Choice" and a featured composition in "Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Volume 7."
--"IV" for flute, piano, violin and cello by concert organizer Anthony Donofrio.
--"Pan Thwarted" for flute and double seconds by Stephanie Pieczynski, who has had pieces performed by the Chicago Miniaturist Ensemble and the Fusion Arts Exchange Ensemble.
--And "Musings…"by music theory teaching assistant Stas Omelchenko, for a chamber ensemble conducted by graduate student Kira Horel.

The CNM, directed by David Gompper, is a unit in the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The 45th concert season was presented in memory of Richard Hervig, the founding director of the CNM.

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