IWU Students to Perform at Composition Recital

October 19, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Music will present the first student composition recital of the semester on Thursday, October 25, at 8 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington). As part of the School of Music’s “New Music Series,” the recital will feature 20th century and contemporary compositions. This event is free and open to the public.

The recital will highlight pieces composed by junior composition major Scott Schumann, first-year composition major Jesse Schaar, and sophomore composition major Eric Vettter. Schumann’s piece, “An Irish Blessing,” will be performed by A.J Keller (tenor), Greg Donahue (violin), and Molly Lieberman (viola). This piece is from a larger collection of Irish Prayers for a string quartet and tenor that will be composed for Schumann’s senior recital next year.

Schaar’s first piece, “Subsornorous,” is designed with the hope to demonstrate the beauty of the bass voice. Kate Jones on string bass will be performing this piece solo.  His second piece “A Brief Abeyance in Time,” will be performed by Mike Lawton (Clarinet), Chris Zajac (Violin), Linsday Perala-dewey (Cello), and Josh Ziemann (Vibraphone), and will explore the idea of music altering the perception of time.

The last piece in the recital is Vetters, “The Thieves,” performed by Michelle Banas (flute), Evan Tammen (Oboe), Gary Weisenberger (trumpet), Katie Jones (string bass), and Eric Vetter (piano).

For more information on this event or any of the new music series events, please visit the School of Music’s Web site at https://www.iwu.edu/music/events/newmusic.html, or contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.

Contact: Kimberly Stabosz, (309) 556-3181