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COMPOSER RESIDENCY
with the LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF BANDS

Two works were selected through the LSU Inclusive Repertoire Initiative >>

PERFORMANCE: Smoulder for Wind Ensemble (2019)

Monday, April 25, 2022

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WINDS:
Dr. Simon Holoweiko, Associate Director of Bands >>

PERFORMANCE: Dos Danzas for Concert Band (2010)

Thursday, April 28, 2022

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND:
Dr. Kelvin Jones, Assistant Director of Bands >>

PERFORMANCE: Wings to Air for Flute (2013)

April 2022
Details forthcoming
Chosen for performance through a call for scores
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PROGRAM:
Andrea REINKEMEYER
Wings to Air
Jimmy KACHULIS
Circle Round
Anna-Louise WALTON
Marble
Anruo CHENG
Three Miniature Paintings
Nick DEMOS
Tonoi VI
Nnirmali FENN
Scratches of the Wind

NEW YORK CITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC SYMPOSIUM (NYCCMS)
Jonah Murphy, flute

PREMIERE PERFORMANCE: Smoulder for Orchestra (2021)

Sunday, March 6, 2022 - 7:30 p.m.
Spring Concert -
In Characters of Fire
Newmark Theatre (Portland, Oregon)

METROPOLITAN YOUTH SYMPHONY >>
Dr. Raúl Gómez Rojas, conductor

  • World premiere of Rhythms in Motion a work by The Authentic Voice composer Rohan Srinivasan, a 2021 graduate of Sunset High school who now attends the Juilliard School of Music in New York City.

  • Smoulder, by Andrea Reinkemeyer (b. 1976). This American composer’s work has been described as “clever, funky, jazzy and virtuosic” (Detroit News, Daily Gazette). Dr. Reinkemeyer serves as Associate Professor of Music Composition & Theory at Linfield University, and her piece Smoulder evokes the devastation of forest fires and other ominous signs of climate change.

  • Symphony No.1, Afro-American, by William Grant Still (1895 – 1978). Written in 1930, this was the first symphony by a Black composer to be performed by a major orchestra — the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in 1931. The symphony boldly combines the conventions of jazz, blues and spirituals with the classic tradition.

  • A performance by MYS’ Concerto Competition winner.

Tickets are also available on the Portland’5 website.