Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble performs this Saturday

04/10/2014

Contributed by Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann

ICCE -  Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble  

Saturday, April 12, 8:15 p.m.

Hocket Family Recital Hall, School of Music

Free admission

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ICCE, Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble performs a program dedicated to the music of the Americas and consisting of a piece for alto sax and electronics by Indiana-based composer Sang Mi Ahn (winner of the 2013 Ithaca College International Heckscher Prize), Concerto for saxophone quartet by Philip Glass, Rumble Strips by Gordon Stout, Trio para un Nuevo Tiempo by Peruvian composer Celso Garrido-Lecca (a piece based on a song by Chilean iconic songwriter and political activist Violeta Parra); and a recent piece by IC faculty composer Jorge Grossmann that uses Peruvian whistling vessels, an ancient pre-Columbian instrument. Read more about whistling vessels in the following article at the Peabody Museum's website. 

PROGRAM

Sang Mi Ahn (b. 1979), Convergence for alto saxophone and electronics (2011) (8’)
(winner, 2013 International Heckscher Composition Prize)
Steven Mauk, alto saxophone*

Gordon Stout (b. 1952), Rumble Strips (2000) (7’) 
William Alderman, marimba

Celso Garrido-Lecca (b. 1926), Trío para un Nuevo Tiempo (1985)(16’)
Sheherazade Trio
Susan Waterbury, violin*
Elizabeth Simkin, cello*
Jennifer Hayghe, piano*

Philip Glass (b. 1937), Concerto for Saxophone Quartet (1995) (9’)
III - Quarter Note = 104
IV - Quarter Note = 144
Cayuga Quartet
Junwen Jia - soprano saxophone
Yuyang Zhang - alto saxophone
Brian Dill - tenor saxophone
Ian Herbon - baritone saxophone

Jorge Grossmann (b. 1973), Whistling Vessels (2013) (15’) 
Paige Morgan, oboe/English horn*
Laura Hill, clarinet/bass clarinet
Emily Frederick violin**
Eric Perreault, cello
Carolyn Grossmann, piano*
Keegan Sheehy, percussion
Jessica Peltz, Nicholas Merillat, William Alderman, whistling vessels
Jorge Grossmann, conductor*

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