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Friends of Rain Spring 2012 Concert, “Micro and Macro”

Date: March 16 2012 7:30pm Location: Evans Auditorium

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Evans Auditorium

Friends of Rain presents “Micro and Macro,” an evening of new and exciting music.

Friends of Rain, Lewis & Clark College’s faculty new music ensemble, presents a concert of exciting new music. Composer Marcus Maroney will deliver a pre-concert lecture at 6:45 pm in Evans Room 129. Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted.

Friends of Rain will perform works of John Cage, George Crumb, György Kurtág, Stephen Andrew Taylor, Michael Johanson, the winner of the first annual Friends of Rain L&C Student Composition Contest, and Marcus Maroney. The program theme “Micro and Macro” explores the various creative responses by composers to ideas that are connected with the small-scale and the large-scale.

The program features three works by Guest Composer Marcus Maroney – his Panneaux en acier, Two Bagatelles for Piano, and Songs from Rock Hill – along with Stephen Andrew Taylor’s Quark Shadows, John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes, the winning composition of the Friends of Rain Student Composition Competition, György Kurtág’s Twelve Microludes for String Quartet, George Crumb’s Makrokosmos, and Lewis & Clark College composer Michael Johanson’s Evocations for solo Horn.

Audience members will be treated to performances by pianist Carol Biel, pianist Deborah Cleaver, violinist Greg Ewer, cellist Dorien de León, violist Miriam English Ward, guest violinist Paloma Griffin, soprano Anna Haagenson, clarinetist Dunja Jennings, percussionist Brett Paschal, bassist Jason Schooler, pianist Susan DeWitt Smith, hornist Leander Star, and pianist Stephanie Thompson. Additional performers will be drawn from the L&C faculty to play the winning student composition.

About the guest composer:
Marcus Maroney is Assistant Professor of Composition at University of Houston and member of Musiqa, a contemporary music group that combines new music with modern art-forms and strives to make modern repertoire accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Mr. Maroney will be in residence on the L&C campus for one week, during which time he will attend rehearsals of his music, work with composition students, and deliver a presentation on his music.

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