New Music Café Presents a Night of Diverse Performances
Feb. 19, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— As a part of the New Music Series, the February New Music Café
will feature performances and compositions by Provost and Dean of Faculty Jonathan
Green, Martha Callison Horst and Georgina Derbez, who will present two U.S. premieres,
at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall.
The concert will include: movements I and II from Gordon Jacob’s A Little Concerto, Green’s Stop All the Clocks: Three Auden Cenotaphs, Horst’s Giant Variations, Derbez’s Basta que per lei canti and Él Iba a Otro Mundo. Illinois Wesleyan faculty and students, as well as guest performers Joshua Russell
and Matthew Merz, will perform the compositions. Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of
Music David Vayo and Assistant Professor of Music Timothy Pitchford will also perform
In addition to serving as provost and dean of faculty, Green is a professor of music
and director of University Choir. He has received awards from the American Society
of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the North Carolina Arts Council and
the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and is also the author of six music-reference
The winner of the Alea III International Composition Competition in 2005 and the Rebecca
Clarke International Composition Competition, Horst has participated in numerous fellowships,
including the Wellesley Conference, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the Atlantic
Center for the Arts. She currently serves as assistant professor at Illinois State
University’s College of Fine Arts, specializing in composition.
Born in México City, composer and pianist Derbez has performed at a variety of new
music festivals, including the Manuel Enríquez Forum of New Music and the Festival
of Contemporary Music, both located in México. Derbez currently works as composition
faculty at the Escuela Superior de Música in México City, where she previously attended
as a student.
As a part of the School of Music’s series, the New Music Café has been held every
semester for over 20 years and has featured a variety of guest conductors and performers.
Vayo directs the New Music Café and Director of the School of Music and Professor
of Music Mario J. Pelusi is conductor-in-residence.
The concert is presented by the Illinois Wesleyan School of Music and the Anna McGrosso
Visiting Artist Fund. Following the concert, Sigma Alpha Iota, Illinois Wesleyan’s
women’s music fraternity, will host a reception. All events are free and open to the
For additional information about the event, contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.
Contact: Tia Patsavas ’16 (309) 556-3181, email@example.com