New Music Café

Oct. 24, 2012                             

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Music will present a concert, New Music Café, on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. located in the Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington). The event is free and open to the public.

The New Music Café is part of the IWU School of Music’s New Music Series. It has been held every semester for the past 20 years and features guest performers and conductors.

Marcos Vieira Lucas will be one of the featured guests at the concert. He is a composer who studied at Rio de Janeiro State University in Brazil. School of Music Director Mario J. Pelusi will conduct Lucas’ piece titled  Chiaroscuro, played by an ensemble of IWU students. William West and David Vayo, both professors of music, will also perform a composition by Lucas titled Aforismos I, on the flute and piano respectively.

The evening will feature guest performer Rossen Idealov as well. Idealov is said to be one of the foremost clarinetists of Bulgaria. He will perform Recital for Solo Clarinet by Dragomir Yossifov, Studium 10 by Petar Petroff and Sonata for Solo Clarinet by John Cage.

IWU Provost and Dean of Faculty Jonathan Green will present his composition Spoils of War. The piece will be played by Assistant Professor Timothy Pitchford on trombone and Nancy Pounds, adjunct faculty, on piano.

Lisa Nelson, adjunct instructor, on viola and R. Kent Cook, professor of music, on piano will perform Sonata for Viola and Piano by Velislav Zaimov, a Bulgarian composer.

Also performed will be a guitar duet by Joseph Plazak, assistant professor of the School of Music, and Mark Anderson, adjunct instructor. Plazak and Anderson will perform Sanzen-in by Andrew York.

For additional information, contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.

    Contact: Shea Felde, ’14, (309) 556-3181