New Music Caf
March 5, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music will present
a New Music Caf concert on Tuesday, March 10 at 8 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of
Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington).
Free and open to the public, the event will include performances by students and
faculty from Illinois Wesleyan as well as faculty from other universities. The concert’s
featured composers are Kari Besharse, Illinois Wesleyan adjunct professor and a doctoral
student at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Martha Horst, Illinois
State University assistant professor of music; Chaipruck Mekara, professor of music
at Payap University, Thailand; and Nico Muhly, a New York-based composer and Julliard
The New Music Caf repertoire is as follows:
• “Wung-Wang (Disconsolation)” by Mekara, performed by Mekara on clarinet.
• “Shadowed Hills” by Besharse, performed by Illinois WesleyanVisiting Assistant
Professor of Violin and Viola Michael Hall.
• First movement from “Three Kabuan” by Mekara, performed by Illinois Wesleyan staff
accompanist Nancy Pounds on piano.
• Two songs from “Cloister Songs” by Horst, performed by Illinois State University
Professor of Music Michelle Vought (soprano) and Illinois State Professor of Music
Paul Borg (piano).
• “Depression Rhapsody for violoncello” by Mekara, performed by Illinois Wesleyan
senior Margaret Kocher.
• “Dances of a Hill Tribe” by Mekara, performed by Illinois Wesleyan senior Greg
Donahue and sophomore Janet Lyu on violin.
• Free improvisation on piano by Professor of Composition and Theory and Coordinator
of New Music Activities David Vayo.
• “Keeping in Touch” by Muhly, performed by Hall.
For additional information, contact the Illinois Wesleyan School of Music Office
at (309) 556-3061.
Contact: Jessica Block, ‘09 (309) 556-3181