Monthly Archives: March 2006

Wednesday, March 22 2006

Wednesday, March 22 2006
Dana New Music Festival XXII

Principal Guest Composer / Conductor: Johnterryl Plumeri
Guest Composer: Kathy Henkel

Jazz Recording-Studio Recital 1:00 PM
Composer’s Seminar with Johnterryl Plumeri 3:00 PM
Evening Concert at Bliss Recital Hall 8:00 PM

Robert Rollin*: Lyric Counterpoint on a Theme by Warshawsky1
Gwyneth Rollin*, violin / Robert Rollin, piano

Johnterryl Plumeri: Evening Light
Kathryn Umble*, flute / Jamie Lewis, piano

Justin Charles Hite: Variations on a Youngstown Winter1, Third Movement (2006) WORLD PREMIERE
Chris Mead, piano

Kathy Henkel: Book of Hours2 (1994)
Kirk Kupensky, harp
(1. Prelude – Call to Prayer, Annunciation Hymn / 2. Morning Meditation — a. Chant to the Virgin, b. Cousins: The Visitation / 5. Postlude – Coronation of Our Lady in Heaven)

André Previn: “I Can Smell the Sea Air” from A Streetcar Named Desire2
Corinne Morini*, soprano / Sina Yoon, piano

Robert Rollin: El Pájaro Errante (The Wandering Bird)2 2006 – In Memoriam Raul Ronson, WORLD PREMIERE of the string orchestra version
Gwyneth Rollin, solo violin

Johnterryl Plumeri: Two Poems for Dance2
Festival Chamber Orchestra (Robert Rollin, conductor)

First Violins: +Ethan Howard, concertmaster / +Esther Howard / Jenna Barvitski

Second Violins: Sally Malloy Dolovy, principal / Gwyneth Rollin / Mariana Szalaj

Violas: +Jeremy Howard, principal / Wendy Portis

Cellos: +Jason Howard, principal / Stephen Ehrlich

String Bass: +Jason Clark, principal

Kathy Henkel: Morning Sketches for English Horn and String Quartet2 (1985)
*Tedrow Perkins, English Horn / Ethan and Esther Howard, violins / Jeremy Howard, viola / Jason Howard, cello
(1. Springtime – Youth / 2. Twilight / 3. Moonshadow)

Johnterryl Plumeri: Romance for B-flat Clarinet, String Orchestra, and Harp2 (2006) WORLD PREMIERE
*Robert Fitzer, clarinet / The Festival Chamber Orchestra (see Two Poems for Dance) / Johnterryl Plumeri, guest conductor

With support of the College of Fine and Performing Arts, Dana School of Music, The New Music Society, The New Music Guild Inc., The YSU Jazz Society, The Ellen Marie Rudjak Feldman Memorial Fund, and individual donors

SPONSORS: USA Parking, LAFARGE North America, Nanette Lepore, Eastwood Mall, FOX/WKBN News, Schwebel Baking Company

Co-Sponsors: Allegra Print & Imaging, Chrystal’s Restaurant, Something New Florist

1. 1:00 PM performance only
2. evening performance only
* indicates Dana Faculty
+ indicates Dana Alumna / Alumnus

New Music Festival 22 Guest Bio

Johnterryl Plumeri

Johnterryl Plumeri

Johnterryl Plumeri

Johnterryl Plumeri, known in the film industry as Terry Plumeri, was born in the Tampa Bay area of Italian, Scots, Irish, and Apache ancestry, and began his career as a string bassist, completing his Masters at the Manhattan School of Music under the Principal Bass of the New York Philharmonic while playing free-lance jazz. After a five-year stint in the bass section of the National Symphony and as a jazz and big band performer/arranger in the Washington, D.C. area, he decided to try Hollywood as a film composer. He ghosted for other composers for 12 years until going out on his own. Since 1983 he has composed 54 film scores for the movies.

Plumeri composed the music for One False Move which received Siskel and Ebert’s Film of the Year Award and was listed by the New York Times as among the best films ever made. His film scoring has accompanied such successful personalities as Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Darryl Hannah, Tom Berenger, Melanie Griffith, Peter Coyote, Virginia Madsen, Robert Patrick, Peter Weller, Lon Diamond Phillips, Jean Van Damme, Jennifer Beals, Charles Bronson, and many more.

Johnterryl Plumeri

Johnterryl Plumeri

Terry’s recent reviews as composer/conductor are listed on his web site: He serves as Principal Guest conductor of the Moscow Philharmonic, and has recorded extensively with that orchestra.

Dana New Music Festival 22

DANA NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL XXII: “Music and the Visual Image”

March 22 thru 24, 2006
Principal Guest: Johnterryl Plumeri
Hollywood Composer/Conductor/Bassist

Johnterryl Plumeri will be the Principal Guest Composer at this year’s Dana New Music Festival XXII, March 22-24. After completing a Masters at Manhattan School of Music under Robert Bernan, Principal Bass of the New York Philharmonic, Plumeri played string bass in the National Symphony for five years. He directed a jazz band in Baltimore for two years, before moving to Hollywood to compose music for films. Since 1990 he has composed 55 film scores. Plumeri is adept as a jazz bassist, has his own Trio, and just released a Trio CD playing bowed jazz bass. He also serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the Moscow Philharmonic.

Plumeri will give lectures on music for films, and master classes with composers, string bassists, and jazz groups. Wednesday evening he will guest-conduct the Festival Chamber Orchestra in his Two Poems for Dance and also in a world premiere of a new work entitled Romance for Clarinet and Strings written for and performed by Dana Faculty clarinetist Robert Fitzer. Plumeri’s Night Forest for Chamber Ensemble — directed by Dana Faculty John Wilcox — will be played at the Friday 11:00 a.m. convocation.

The Festival will also host another Los Angeles composer, Kathy Henkel. Henkel has been a welcome guest at several Dana New Music Festivals. Her harp piece, Book of Hours, will be performed by local harpist Kirk Kupensky on the Wednesday evening program. Kupensky commissioned this piece and premiered it at an International Harp Society conference. Her Moorland Sketches inspired by the English moors for English Horn and String Quartet will also be on the program and will be performed by Dana Faculty English Hornist, Tedrow Perkins and members of the Festival Chamber Orchestra.

Dana Faculty Member Robert Rollin directs the Festival Chamber Orchestra, and will premiere his El Pajaro Errante (The Wandering Bird) in a new version for violin and string orchestra. Gwyneth Rollin, also on the Dana Faculty, will play the solo violin part. The piece is in memory of the late Dr. Raoul Ronson, former President of Seesaw Music Corporation, a landmark publishing house for new music which continues under new management.