2007 NewMusic@ECU Festival

February 28-March 4, 2007
Location: East Carolina University, School of Music
Greenville, North Carolina
The Sixth Annual Festival of New Music at East Carolina University
For more information, contact: Edward Jacobs, 252-328-4280

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, February 28

8:00 PM (A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall)
Jonathan Bagg, viola and Donald Berman, piano

Arthur Levering (b. 1954): Tesserae (2003)
Toru Takemitsu (1930-96): A Bird came down the Walk (1994)
Charles Ives (1874-1954): Four works for solo piano
Impression of the “St Gaudens” in Boston Common
Study #2
Study #19
Study #23
Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006): Solo Sonata (1991-94)
Stephen Jaffe (b. 1954): Four Pieces Quasi Sonata (2006)*

Thursday, March 1

8:00 PM (A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall)
East Carolina University Wind Ensemble
Scott Carter, Director
Sharon Munden, mezzo-soprano

Matthew Tommasini (b. 1978) Three Spanish Songs (2005)

A special introduction to Ancient Voices of Children
Dr. Mark Richardson

George Crumb (b. 1929): Ancient Voices of Children (1970)

Friday, March 2

10:00 AM (A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall)
Flux Quartet
Reading of student composers’ works

2:00 PM (Rm. 216, Fletcher Music Building)
Martha Horst, composer
Composition seminar

8:00 PM (A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall)
Ticketed event; $10, $5 students/seniors; 252-328-4788 for tix
Flux Quartet

Conlon Nancarrow (1912-97): String Quartet No. 3 (1987)
Roscoe Mitchell (b. 1940): 9-9-99 (The Card Version) (1999)
Giacinto Scelsi (1905-88): String Quartet No. 2 (1961)
Edward Jacobs (b. 1961): Crossing…over (1991)*
Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001): Tetora (1990)

Saturday, March 3

10:00 AM (Fletcher Music Building, B105, B110, B126, A265)
Flux Quartet
Master classes for strings, chamber music

1:00 PM (Rm. 200, Fletcher Music Building)
Lembit Beecher, composer
Composition seminar

3:00 pm (A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall)
ECU New Music Camerata

Benjamin Britten: Songs from the Chinese (1957)
Richard Rodney Bennett: After Syrinx I (1982)
Mark TaggartConcerto for Chamber Ensemble (1986)
J. Manuel Berard, conductor

8:00 PM (A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall)
Ticketed event; $10, $5 students/seniors; 252-328-4788 for tix
Tony Arnold, soprano, and Jacob Greenberg, piano

Anton Webern (1883-1945): Four Songs, Op. 12 (1915-17)
Hugo Wolf (1863-1903): from Mörike Lieder (1889)
Im Frühling
Auf ein altes Bild
An den Schlaf

from Goethe Lieder (1890)
Gleich und Gleich

György Ligeti (1923-2006): Der Sommer (1989)

Three Weöres Songs (1947)
Táncol a hold fehér ingben
Gyümölcs fürt
Kalmár jött nagy madarakkal

György Kurtág (b. 1926): The Sayings of Peter Bornemisza, Op. 7 (1963-68)

Sunday, March 4

11:00 AM (A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall)
Tony Arnold & Jacob Greenberg
Reading of student composers’ works

1:00 PM (A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall)
Tony Arnold
Master Class for voice students

3:00 PM (Wright Auditorium)
East Carolina University Symphony Orchestra
Jorge Richter, Director
Christine Gustafson, flute

Lembit BeecherDon’t Go There (2006)
Winner, Second Annual Orchestra Composition Competition

Martha Horst: Two Nocturnes (2006)*

John CoriglianoPied Piper Fantasy, (1982)
featuring Christine Gustafson, flute

Festival Performers

Rachel Arnold, flute
Tony Arnold, soprano
Jonathan Bagg, viola
Jeff Bair, saxophone
Elizabeth Bean, “boy” soprano
J. Manuel Berard, conductor
Donald Berman, piano
J. Christopher Buddo, contrabass
Scott Carter, conductor
Allison Faulkenberry, bassoon
Elliot Frank, guitar
Catherine Garner, piano
Alisa Gilliam, piano
Jacob Greenberg, piano
Christopher Grymes, clarinet
Christine Gustafson, flute
Brandon Hults, piano
Alex Jackson, trumpet
Matt Landon, percussion
Nikki Lee, bass clarinet
Kelly Longmire, oboe
Kevin Meyer, percussion
Sharon Munden, soprano
Bo Newsome, oboe
Pablo Nieves, trombone
John O’Brien, harp
Andy Paolantonio, clarinet
Steve Petrucci, percussion
Sarah Philips, oboe/english horn
Keyondra Price, horn
Jorge Richter, conductor
Perry Smith, tenor
Britton Theurer, trumpet
Christopher Ulffers, bassoon
Jared Wofford, mandolin

Flux Quartet;
Tom Chiu, violin
Conrad Harris, violin
Max Mandel, viola
Dave Eggar, cello

East Carolina University OrchestraJorge Richter, conductor

Festival Composers in Attendance

Lembit Beecher, University of Michigan
Martha Horst, Illinois State University
Mark Richardson, East Carolina University
Edward Jacobs, East Carolina University
Mark Alan Taggart, East Carolina University

Works Performed:  [*=world premiere]

Beecher, Lembit, Don’t Go There (2006)

Bennett, Richard Rodney, After Syrinx I (1982)

Britten, Benjamin, Songs from the Chinese (1957)

Corigliano, John, Pied Piper Fantasy (1982)

Crumb, George, Ancient Voices of Children (1970)

*Horst, Martha, Two Nocturnes (2006)

Ives, Charles, Impression of the “St. Gaudens” in Boston Common
Study #2
Study #19
Study #23

*Jacobs, Edward, Crossing…over (1991)

*Jaffe, Stephen, Four Pieces Quasi Sonata (2006)

Kurtag, Gyorgy, The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza, Op. 7 (1963-68)

Levering, Arthur, Tesserae (2003)

Ligeti, György, Der Sommer (1989)
Táncol a hold fehér ingben (1947)
Gyümölcs fürt (1947)
Kalmár jött nagy madarakkal (1947)
Solo Sonata (1991-94)

Mitchell, Roscoe, 9-9-99 (The Card Version) (1999)

Nancarrow, Conlon, String Quartet No. 3 (1987)

Scelsi, Giacinto, String Quartet No. 2 (1961)

Takemitsu, Toru, A Bird Came Down the Walk (1994)

Taggart, Mark, Concerto for Chamber Ensemble (1986)

Tommasini, Matthew, Three Spanish Songs (2005)

Webern, Anton, Four Songs, Op. 12 (1915-17)

Wolf, Hugo
Im Frühling (1889)
Auf ein altes Bild (1889)
An den Schlaf (1889)
Gleich und Gleich (1890)
Ganymed (1890)

Xenakis, Iannis, Tetora (1990)


To become one of the growing number of sponsors of the NEWMUSIC@ECU FESTIVAL, please contact: Edward Jacobs, 252-328-4280 or jacobse@ecu.edu

The NEWMUSIC@ECU FESTIVAL received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

The festival is also funded, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Southern Arts Federation and the North Carolina Arts Council.

This annual celebration of contemporary music is made possible only with the generous sponsorship of foundations, corporations and individuals.  We are profoundly grateful for the support they have offered us, and are proud to count those listed below among the NEWMUSIC@ECU FESTIVAL’s benefactors:

Southern Arts Federation in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Arts and Meet-The-Composer, Inc.

Eye Integrated Communications
City Hotel & Bistro
Greenville Hilton
University Book Exchange (U.B.E)
The Starlight Café
Chico’s Restaurants

Special Events Committee, ECU School of Music
Student Forum for Music Organizations, ECU School of Music
Student Government Association, East Carolina University
Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity
Sigma Alpha Iota music sorority

Individual Donors

Artist Sponsor ($1000 and above):

Tom & Alice Glennon/Greenville Hilton
Nick Glennon/Greenville Hilton
Eye Integrated Communications
Edward Jacobs

NewMusic Seeds ($100 and above)

Michael Dingfelder
Carol Thomas
Christine Gustason & David Savage
Jannette and Colin Andrews
Greg Jarrell
Katie McCabe

NewMusic Friends

Tammi White
Kristen Wilkerson
Lee Prinz, Colbert Artists Management
Becky Starobin, Bridge Artists Management
Michael Laroche

With special thanks to Terri Bostick, Dawn Harrison, Beth Fuller, Dr. Chris Buddo, Michael Crane, the entire School of Music staff, faculty and administration for their ongoing support and assistance throughout the year.  And to Pattie and Nick Glennon, a special thanks for everything.

NewMusic@ECU–where newmusic is born–
dedicated to those who love to listen.