Monthly Archives: October 2013

Performance Schedule This Week

Noon Hour Concert (Wednesday)

→ October 23
12:15 pm at Butler Institute (www.butlerart.com)

  • Composer’s Ensemble • Guest Artist, Avguste Antonov (piano)
  • Free to the public

Evening Concert (Wednesday)

→ October 23
8:00 pm at Bliss Recital Hall

  • Composer’s Ensemble • Guest Artist, Avguste Antonov (piano)
  • Free to the public

Afternoon Concert (Thursday)

→ October 24
5:30 pm at Ss. Peter and Paul Croatian Roman Catholic Church

  • Composer’s Ensemble • Guest Artist, Avguste Antonov (piano)
  • Free to the public

Convocation (Friday)

→ October 25
11:00 am at Bliss Recital Hall

  • Composer’s Ensemble • Guest Artist, Avguste Antonov (piano)
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YSU New Music Opens 2013-14 Season with Guest Pianist Avguste Antonov

The Youngstown State University New Music Society will host Texas pianist Avguste Antonov in a series of concerts Wednesday, October 23 (Butler Institute of American Art at 12:15 p.m., and Bliss Recital Hall at 8:00 p.m.) and Thursday, October 24 (Holy Apostles Church on Covington Ave. at 5:30 p.m.).

Avguste Antonov

Avguste Antonov Antonov was born in Bulgaria into a family of professional musicians, went to school in France, and then moved to the U.S. where he attended university. He specializes in the performance of 20th and 21st century music, and has premiered works by composers such as Carter Pann, Raina Murnak, Matthew Lewis, Robert Rollin, Matthew Saunders, Till Meyn, and Marc Parella. He has performed as soloist with the Alton Symphony, Tulsa Camerata, San Jose Wind Symphony, Trevecca Symphony Orchestra, Hardin-Simmons University Orchestra, Kansas City Medical Arts Symphony, and the University of Kansas Symphony and Wind Ensemble. This 2013-14 Season he will concertize in Texas, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Kansas, California, and Washington. Currently Antonov is Artist in Residence at The Masters Touch School of Music in Grapevine, Texas, metropolitan Dallas.

www.avgusteantonov.com

New Music Society

The New Music Society concerts will include Antonov’s performances of two works by Carter Pann: Your Touch (which is the solo cadenza third movement from his Piano Concerto No. 1), and Rondo Capriccio “Rage over a Lost Pawn,” the third movement from Concerto Logic for piano and wind symphony. Pann studied at Eastman and the University of Michigan, and now teaches at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Antonov will also play two works by Dana Faculty member Robert Rollin: Blue Fantasy and Toccata. Pieces by two other local composers will be represented; Romance: Malaguena in a minor, by Richard Zacharias, a community member of the New Music Guild, Inc., and Cumulis Humilis, by senior composition major Samantha Hogan, a student of Rollin.

Other works to be represented are Gregory Hutter’s The Melancholy Rags, Book 1. Hutter graduated from the University of Michigan, studying with Michael Daugherty and William Bolcom among others. Bolcom’s influence can be found in the traditional ragtime style of Hutter’s collection. He currently teaches at DePaul University. Antonov will also play Dreams Before You Awake by William Vollinger, a prolific New York metropolitan area composer who teaches at Nyak College. At the Thursday Holy Apostles recital, Antonov will include two late and rarely heard pieces by Franz Liszt; Umstem: Sinistre, Disastro, and Nuages Gris.

Dana School of Music

Graduate student Sean Baran will present gifted and cosmopolitan composer Alexander Tcherepnin’s Bagatelles, Op. 5 for piano, a set of ten short pieces. Tcherepnin (1899-1977), scion of a large Russian family of composers, was extremely prolific and had parallel careers as a pianist and conductor. His sons established an electronic synthesizer company in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Senior Aaron Lockhart will play piano with Rachel Minto, flute in the world premiere of his Oblique Motions II. Clarinetist Chris Nutter and pianist Jerry Rezanka will premiere senior Ryan Cunningham’s composition Unexpected Journeys. Richard Zacharias will hear his All Right, Time to Go played by Dana Alumnae Natalie Sahyoun, violin and Alison Morris, piano. Undergrad composer Jesse Martin will premiere his Delicious Yellow Goo Variations 1 and 2. Martin composes for computer games and performs as a professional rock guitarist and composer.

All concerts are free and open to the public. You can help support the NMS here.

2013-2014 Season

Guest Residency of Avguste Antonov, pianist

Composers Ensemble
Wednesday, October 23
Guest Artist Avguste Antonov

  • 12 pm Butler Noon Hour Concert
  •  8 pm Evening concert at Bliss Recital Hall

Composers Ensemble
Thursday, October 24
Guest Artist Avguste Antonov
5:30 pm, at Ss. Peter and Paul Croatian Roman Catholic Church (Holy Apostles Parish)

Convocation
Friday, October 5
Composers Ensemble with guest artist Avguste Antonov
11:00 am., Bliss Recital Hall

Annual Fall Concerts

Composers Ensemble
Wednesday, November 13, 8:00 pm, Bliss Recital Hall

Convocation
Friday, November 15, 11:00 am, Bliss Recital Hall

Clocks in Motion

Guest Percussion Ensemble
Monday, March 17, 8:00 pm, Bliss Recital Hall

Guest Residency of Composer Dawn Sonntag

Composers Ensemble
Wednesday, March 26
Guest Composer Dawn Sonntag

  • 12 pm Butler Noon Hour Concert
  •  8 pm Evening concert at Bliss Recital Hall

Convocation
Friday, March 28, 11:00 am, Bliss Recital Hall



Dana New Music Festival 30, April 25-30
with Guest Pianist Holly Roadfeldt and Guest Composer, Lars Bröndum