Faculty and students from the West Virginia University School of Music will feature new compositions in a special concert at 8:15 p.m. Friday, March 11, in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center.

The evening will feature works by WVU faculty, students, and alumni. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert opens with senior composition major Brandon Morgan’s “Sisyphus,” performed by performance major Alex Charles on contra bassoon.

Assistant Professor Matthew Heap’s “Quixotic Variations” will be performed by Cody Dixon on clarinet, Phillip Ducreah on violin, Derek Pavlic on viola, and Christy Oscar on cello.

Doctor of Musical Arts candidate and flutist Angela Reynolds will perform fellow DMA candidate Benjamin Cornelius-Bates’ “Truc Orcas,” and Nina Assimakopoulos, associate professor of flute, will perform Ian Clark’s “Zoo Tube.”

After a brief intermission, violinist Margaret Cooper will perform WVU alumna Zara Simon-Ogan’s Solar. Christine Mazza, harp instructor for the school of music, will perform “Convergences” by David Taddie, professor of music theory and composition.

The evening will conclude with a work by John Beall, emeritus professor of composition. “Idumea Variations” will be performed by Cooper on violin, Lauren Harris on horn, and James Miltenberger, professor of piano.



CONTACT: David Welsh, WVU College of Creative Arts
304.293.3397; David.Welsh@mail.wvu.edu

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