ZouM Faculty Concert

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 7:30pm
$5/MU community free w/ ID

The ZouM Faculty New Music Collective was conceived in friendship during the spring of 2015. Our discussions over coffee about the desire to truly connect with our audience members blossomed into a realization of our determination to present good contemporary chamber music together. After only two seasons, ZouM has already enlisted the talents of over twenty-five faculty performers, composers, and academics from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Music to present innovative programs that promote contemporary chamber works by living composers. Recent projects have featured works by Jennifer Higdon, Gabriel Prokofiev, Dennis DeSantis, and Mizzou composers Stefan Freund, Trey Makler, Jacob Gotlib, and Carolina Heredia. Tonight’s concert features the premieres of two specially commissioned works by composers Christopher Stark and Asha Srinivasan, both of which were made possible by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation and the Mizzou New Music Initiative.

 

Program

Portrait Sequence (Blanching Out) (2012). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jacob Gotlib

Abby Rehard, percussion
Megan Arns, percussion

Dejate Caer (2012). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carolina Heredia
for solo violin and electronic playback

Julie Rosenfeld, violin
Carolina Heredia, electronics

Southern Harmony (2014). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacob Bancks
selections from ten songs on shape-note texts

1. Devotion – Isaac Watts
2. Bear Creek – Isaac Watts
5. The Old Ship of Zion – Thomas W. Carter
7. Holy Manna – George Atkin
10. Funeral Thought - Reginald Heber

Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano
Neil Minturn, piano

Winter Haiku (2016). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dennis Leclaire

Esterhazy String Quartet
Eva Szekely, violin
Julie Rosenfeld, violin
Leslie Perna, viola
Eli Lara, cello

Tantrums* (2017). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asha Srinivasan
for saxophone, percussion, and interactive electronics

DRAX
Leo Saguiguit, baritone saxophone
Megan Arns, percussion
Asha Srinivasan, electronics

Monday, Midnight* (2017). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Christopher Stark

Steven Tharp, tenor
Kristine Poulsen, alto flute
Wesley Warnhoff, clarinet
Julie Rosenfeld, violin
Eli Lara, cello
Neil Minturn, piano
Megan Arns, percussion
Stefan Freund, conductor

*World Premier

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