The fourth concert of the 2012-13 Kent State University New Music Series will be presented at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Carl F.W. Ludwig Recital Hall on the Kent campus. Admission will be free.
Special guest artists for this concert will be saxophonist Jeffrey Heisler and pianist I-Chen Yeh, both of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music faculty. They will present the world premiere of "Let the Darkness Out" by Catherine Likhuta.
The concert will also feature performances by members of the Kent State University New Music Ensemble, which is directed by Anthony Donofrio and Frank Wiley.
Bill Sallak, a member of the Dance Department, will be guest artist. Members of the ensemble who will be performing in this concert will include tubist Josh Davis, speakers Nick Sohutskay, Alec Schumann, and Alex Sellers, saxophonist Alex Sellers, pianists C.A. Legge and Max Loutzenheiser, and percussionists Alec Schumann and Andrew Adametz.
The program will begin with a performance of Morton Feldman's "The King of Denmark," performed by Schumann.
Sellers, Loutzenheiser and Adametz will perform "December 1952" by Earle Browne. The program will continue with a performance of Art Jarvinen's "Am Saying It," composed in 2004.
This spoken word composition, consisting of quotations from John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, and Jasper Johns, will be presented by Sohutskay, Schumann and Sellers.
The first half of the program will close with the movement "Premiere communion de la Vierge" (First Communion of the Virgin) from Olivier Messiaen's monumental piano composition Vingt regards sur l'envant-Jesus (Twenty Contemplations on the Infant Jesus), composed in 1944, performed by Yeh.
The second half of the program will begin with two movements from György Ligeti's Musica Ricercata (1951-53), "Mesto, rigido e cerimoniale" and "Tempo di Valse" (poco vivace à l'orgue de Barbarie), performed by Legge. Davis will perform "Aboriginal Voices" for tuba and electronics, composed in 1994 by Neal Corwell.
The program will close with the premiere of Catherine Likhuta's "Let the Darkness Out" for saxophone and piano, performed by Heisler and Yeh.
The fourth concert of the 2012-13 Kent State University New Music Series will be presented at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Carl F.W. Ludwig Recital Hall on the Kent campus. Special guest artists will be pianist I-Chen Yeh and saxophonist Jeffrey Heisler, both of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music faculty.