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2013-2014 Season

 

Special Event: ZOFO Duet
Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 8 pm
Armstrong Concert Hall

         Gustav Holst The Planets
         Urmas Sisask Spiral Symphony
         George Crumb Celestial Mechanics 
         David Lang Before Gravity, Gravity, After Gravity 


New Music Season Launch Party
Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 7 pm
EDGE Ensemble at the Bright Box

          Terry Riley In C

          Co-production with the Society of Composers and Songwriters


Guest Lecture: Adolphus Hailstork
Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 4 pm
Sorry, SU Students Only!


America 1963
Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8 pm
Wind Ensemble at Armstrong Concert Hall

Adolphus Hailstork, visiting composer
Tom Albert, faculty composer
Tim Rivenburg, graduate conductor

          Aaron Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
          Warren Benson The Leaves Are Falling
          Adolphus Hailstork American Guernica
          Tom Albert November Valedictory
          Ronald LoPresti Elegy for a Young American
          Aaron Copland Emblems


Guest Lecture: Thomas Albert
Saturday, September 23, 2013 at 3pm
Sorry, SU Students Only!


Guest Lecture: Stefan Weisman
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 3 pm
Sorry, SU Students Only!


Downtown Ghosts
Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 8 pm
EDGE Ensemble at the Bright Box

          David T. Little, director
          Damon Talley, conductor
          Stefan Weisman, guest composer
          Elliot Cooper Cole, guest composer

Annie Gosfield Phantom Shakedown
          Elliot Cole  from Postludes
          Alex Weiser – from Subway Memories
          Stefan Weisman From Frankenstein
          John Zorn Dark River
          Eve Beglarian Osculati Fourniture


Guest Lecture: Elliot Cole
Friday October 11 2013, 10 am
Sorry, SU Students Only!


Guest Lecture: Arturo Márquez
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 7 pm
Sorry, SU Students Only!


Guest Lecture: Carter Pann
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3pm
Sorry, SU Students Only!


Fall Dance Concert
Saturday October 25-27, 2013 at 8 pm
Ohrstrom-Bryant Theater

     An unforgettable season opener, including new dance to David T. Little’s Musik für den Schultheiß


American Voices
Saturday October 26, 2013 at 8 pm
Wind Ensemble at Armstrong Concert Hall

           Carter Pann, guest composer
           Alan Johnson, graduate conductor

           Doug Farrell (SU ’14) Stratus (World Premiere)
           Carter Pann Hold This Boy and Listen
           Carter Pann Slalom
           Carter Pann Three Embraces
           Leonard Bernstein (Lavender) - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story


EARCANDY
Friday, November 1, 2013 at 8 pm
Bright Box

          Earl Yowell and Garrick Zoeter, directors

          Stacy Garrop Stubborn as Hell for 2 B flat Clarinet
          Barry Cockcroft “p” for Saxophone Quartet
          Philippe Geiss Sax Hero for Saxophone Solo
          James Campbell Garage Drummer for Multipercussion and Soundscape
          Ola Gjeilo Dark Night of the Soul
          
Lawrence Halsey (SU ’14) Journals (world premiere)


Guest Lecture: Philip Glass (American Icons series)
Saturday, November 2, 2013, Noon
Sorry, SU Students Only!

Guest Lecture: Ursula Oppens
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 3 pm
Sorry, SU Students Only!

The  World of the Piano: Ursula Oppens
Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 3 pm
Armstrong Concert Hall

          Schumann Davidsbündlertänze
          Carter Two Thoughts About The Piano
         
 Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentale
          
Ravel La Valse

Pulitzer Prize Visiting Artist Concert with Kevin PutsConcert I
Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8 pm
EDGE Ensemble at the Bright Box

          David T. Little, director
          Damon Talley, conductor
          Kevin Puts, piano

          Kevin Puts Four Airs
          Kevin Puts Einstein on Mercer Street
          Kevin Puts – Arias from Silent Night

          Announcement of the first winner of the William Averitt Award for Excellence in Composition


Master Class: Kevin Puts
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 3:30 pm
Sorry, SU Students Only!


Pulitzer Prize Visiting Artist Concert with Kevin PutsConcert II
Saturday November 16, 2013 at 8 pm
Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir at Armstrong Concert Hall

          Kevin Puts Network
          Kevin Puts Millennium Canons
          Kevin Puts “…this noble company.”
          Kevin Puts Symphony No. 2
          Kevin Puts selections from To Touch The Sky

          Plus a special conversation between Kevin Puts and Director of Composition David T. Little


Shenandoah Conservatory Concert Band
Wednesday, November 20th at 8pm
Armstrong Concert Hall

          Shanti Nolan, director

         Jonathan Hugendubler (SU ’14) Hues (2013) (world premiere)
         and other works

 


SUPERcussion
Saturday, November 23rd at 8pm
Armstrong Concert Hall

          Earl Yowell, director

          Program TBA


Shenandoah Conservatory New Music Quartet
Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 7 pm
Goodson Recital Hall

          Doug Farrell (SU ’14) The Ordinary Life of the Common Tango (2013) (World Premiere)
          and other works

 


Shenandoah Conservatory New Music Quartet
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7 pm
Ruebush 148     

          Doug Farrell (SU ’14) The Ordinary Life of the Common Tango (2013)
          and other works 


Shenandoah Conservatory Performance Forum
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3 pm
Armstrong Concert Hall   

          Doug Farrell (SU ’14) The Ordinary Life of the Common Tango (2013)
          Matthew Triplett (SU ’15) Mourning Diary (2013)
          Joshua Rush Barnett (SU ’14) String Quartet I (2011, rev. 2013) (world premiere)
          Jonathan Hugendubler (SU ’14) Myopic Illusions (2013)

Lars Mlekusch in Recital
Wednesday December 4, 2013 at 8 pm
Bright Box

          with special guest Timothy Roberts          

          Hiroyuki Itoh The Angel of Despair 
          Giorgio Netti Affrettandosi verso il centro della luce risonante
          Luciano Berio Sequenza VII b
          Lars Mlekusch Improvisation
          James Tenney Saxony

Shenandoah Conservatory Holiday Gala
Friday, December 6, 2013 at 8 pm
Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre 

           A holiday celebration, including the world premiere of Doug Farrell’s Winter Fanfare and more!


Guest Lecture: Phil Kline
Saturday, December 7, 2013, Time TBA
Sorry, SU Students Only!


Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night
Saturday December 7, 2013 at 8 pm
EDGE Ensemble and you at the Bright Box

          A special participatory holiday parade,
          with guest composer Phil Kline

          Phil Kline Unsilent Night


Conservatory Collage Concert
January 18, 2014 at 8 pm

          Aaron Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
          Carter Pann Slalom
          Kevin Puts  Millennium Cannons (Shanti Nolan, cond)


Guest Artists: Third Coast Percussion
February 1, 2014 at 8 pm
Armstrong Concert Hall

          John Cage Credo In US
          Frederic Rzewski Coming Together
          David T. Little Haunt of Last Nightfall



Guest Lecture/Master class: Third Coast Percussion
Sunday February 2, 2014, 11 am
Sorry, SU Students Only!


Shenandoah Treasures
February 8, 2014 at 8 pm
Wind Ensemble at Armstrong Concert Hall

          Ryan Romine, bassoon
          Timothy Roberts, saxophone
          Shanti Nolan, guest conductor
          David Monk, graduate conductor

          Weber - Bassoon Concerto
          
Julian Crowhurst (SU ’13) Six Significant Landscapes (World Premiere)
          David T. Little East Coast Attitude and raw power
          Bryce Furhman (SU ’12) Singularity (World Premiere)
          Frank Ticheli Concerto for Saxophone


The  World of the Piano: Jeremy Denk
Sunday, February 9, 2013 at 3 pm
Armstrong Concert Hall

          Program to feature works by Beethoven and selected etudes by György Ligeti.



Master class: Jeremy Denk
Monday, February 10, 2014, 11 am
Open to the public!


Percussion Showcase Concert
Collaboration with the SU Department of Dance
Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8pm
Armstrong Concert Hall

          SUPERcussion
          Earl Yowell, director

          Paul Lansky Threads
          Ting-Yu Chen and Earl Yowell Free Form Percussion and Dance Improvisation


Guest Artist: Todd Reynolds - Still Life With Microphone
Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8 pm
Bright Box

          Todd Reynolds, violin and electronics

          David Lang Killer
          Nick Zammuto, Fast Pasture
          Paul Dejong Inward Bound          
          Michael Lowenstern Crossroads
          Michael Gordon Light is Calling
          David T. Little and the sky was still there
          Todd Reynolds - Beginner’s Mind, Transamerica and Outerborough



Guest Lecture: Todd Reynolds
Friday, February 28, 2014, 3 pm
Sorry, SU Students Only!


In Two Worlds
Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8 pm
EDGE Ensemble at Armstrong Concert Hall

          Todd Reynolds, violin soloist
          David T. Little, director
          Damon Talley, conductor

          Sarah Kirkland Snider In Two Worlds
          Lou Harrison Violin Concerto
          David Lang Orpheus Over And Under
          David T. Little - haunted topography 


EARCANDY
Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8 pm
Bright Box

          Earl Yowell and Garrick Zoeter, directors

          Pärt Fratres
          
Reich New York Counterpoint
          
Torke Fiji
and more!


Guest Artist: The Van Buren Winds with Pianist Eric Huebner
Friday, March 21, 2014 at 8 pm
Goodson Recital Hall

         Jorg Widman Funf Bruchstucke for Clarinet and Piano
         Kalevi Aho Quintet for Winds
         Thierry Escaich Mecanic Song for Piano and Wind Quintet
         Karol Beffa Blow Up for Amplified Piano and Wind Quartet


Milestones
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8 pm
Wind Ensemble

         Eric Huebner, guest soloist
         Matthew Brodt, graduate conductor
         Alan Johnson, graduate conductor

         Richard Strauss Weiner Philharmoniker Fanfare
         Igor Stravinsky Octet
         Igor Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Winds
         Roshanne Etezady  Milestone
         Florent Schmitt Dionysiaques


New Music String Quartet
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 7 pm
Chamber Music Master Class with Matt Albert
Sorry, SU Students Only!

Matthew Triplett (SU ’15) Fragments from an Apocryphal Gospel
         and other works


Orchestra Readings with Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orhchestra
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 4 pm
Armstrong Concert Hall
Sorry, SU Students Only!

         Doug Farell (SU ’14) Aquila Soars
         Matthew Triplett (SU ’15) Wavering
         Chris Bauer (SU ’15)  Haphazard
         Steven Sanford (SU ’15) Of Dreams


Noon Concerts
Friday, March 28, 2014 at 12 pm
Shenandoah Valley Hospital Outreach Concert

         New Music String Quartet

         Matthew Triplett (SU ’15) Fragments from an Apocryphal Gospel


Valley Echoes (Joshua Rush Barnett Graduate Recital)
Friday, March 28, 2014 at 8 pm
Armstrong Concert Hall

         The Valley Echoes Ensemble
         Damon Talley, conductor

         Joshua Rush Barnett (SU ’14) Valley Echoes


SUPERcussion 
Saturday, April 5th at 8pm
Armstrong Concert Hall

          Earl Yowell, director

          Chris Bauer (SU ’15) Krov’ Ruchka (world premiere)
and other works


Patchwork (Noa Even & Stephen Klunk)
w/s/g  Impatience Machine (Ruby Fulton)
Sunday, April 6 2013, 7pm
Bright Box Theater
         Alex Mincek Nucleus (2007)
         Jon Fielder Bellowing Thunder, Crimson Sky (2013)
         Max Grafe Time Crunch (2013)
         Ruby Fulton Little Symphony (2013)
Jonn Sokol Vermilion (2012)

Andriessen 75: La Girò
Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8 pm
EDGE Ensemble/ Wind Ensemble in Armstrong Concert Hall

         Louis Andriessen, guest composer
         Monica Germino, violin
         Nicholas Tolle, cimbalom

         Derek Bermel Ides March
         Florent Schmitt Dionysiaques
         Ruby Fulton Junk Pop
         Louis Andriessen Bells for Haarlem
         Louis Andriessen  Hout
         Louis Andriessen La Girò 


Andriessen 75: The Complete String Quartets
Sunday, April 13 2014 at 3 pm
Bright Box  

         The Aeolus String Quartet

         Louis Andriessen Raadsels (Riddle)
         Louis Andriessen Garden of Eros (Tuin van Eros)
         Louis Andriessen La Voce
         
Louis Andriessen   … miserere…
         Louis Andriessen  Facing Death