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Friends of Rain

Date: March 15, 2007 Location: Evans Music Auditorium

Evans Music Auditorium

Saturday, March 15, 2008 8 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Guest composer Ileana Perez-Velazquez will deliver a pre-concert lecture on her music at 7:15 p.m.

Please join us for another wonderful and exciting concert of new music played the fabulous music faculty of Lewis & Clark College!

Friends of Rain is Lewis & Clark’s faculty new music ensemble. The group performs music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with a focus on music of the past fifty years.

The ensemble’s spring semester concert features a variety of colorful and exciting works. The program features the magical, evocative sound world of well-known American composer George Crumb’s “Music for a Summer Evening;” two exciting, rhythmically vibrant works by featured guest composer Ileana Perez-Velazquez; “Arioso interrotto,” an enchanting work for solo violin by Finnish composer Einar Englund; Lewis & Clark faculty composer Michael Johanson’s “Summer Rhapsody” for Brass Quintet; and Chen Yi’s stunning octet “Sparkle.”

Guest composer Ileana Perez-Velazquez is professor of music at Williams College, where she teaches composition, theory, and electronic music. During her visit to Lewis & Clark, she will meet with composition students and will deliver a pre-concert lecture on her music at 7:15 p.m.

Friends of Rain will perform her compositions “Nanahual” for soprano and piano and “Un Ser encantado, aguas saladas y piedras infinitas” for two pianists and two percussionists.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $15 taken at the door.

For more information, contact the Music Department (768-7460) or the artistic director at

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