Are you looking for something different to do? If you want an exciting event that is also free (!), come to Scott Concert Hall on Thursday, March 15th at 8PM and help the Campbell University Department of Music celebrate the work of living American composers. At a reception immediately following the celebration concert, you will be able to meet the composers and performers. Beethoven is dead, but these composers are very much alive!!
The program will include music that varies in style…both serious and humorous. Like North Carolina weather, if you don’t like the first piece, wait a few minutes for the next one. The following descriptions might give you an idea about the variety of the program.
Fantasy on Wade in the Water for Two Pianos and Percussion written by Richard McKee, Chairman of the Fine Arts Department at Campbell University, will be performed by Richard and Renee McKee. Does the subtitle “A Journey into Blues and Beyond” give you the idea that this will be a fun piece to hear?
The concert will also include two pieces for cello. Jonathan Kramer will perform Ravel Remembers, a fiendishly difficult work by North Carolina State University professor Rodney Waschka. The Dardanus Variations for Solo Cello will be performed by the composer, James Guthrie of Chowan University.
Pianist Scott Marosek and percussionist Don Parker will perform Loop Gestures written by Methodist University professor Keith Dippre. The performers utilize their improvisation skills in this piece.
Amanda Schafer will give the premiere performance of two piano solos by Betty Wishart. Variations on Shenandoah and Oh, Susanna Variations were both commissioned to accompany vimeos.
Ken Davies from Mississippi will perform his Notasonata, a fast-moving colorful piece for trombone and digital media. Clarinetist Don Martin will perform another work by Davies. In Twitter Rhapsody for clarinet and fixed audio, you will hear both musical and literary quotes and/or parodies among the sounds of bluebirds and mourning doves.
Mark you calendar and join us for an exciting evening of new music.