As part of the New Music Series, the Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music will present a concert of student compositions on Feb. 26. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall.
“The Student Composition Concert is equal parts popular and classical music and shows the musical creativity of Illinois Wesleyan students in a variety of styles,” said Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Composition and Theory David Vayo.
The program will include the following pieces composed and performed by Illinois Wesleyan students:
“Reflections on Dali’s The Persistence of Memory”
“The Persistence of Memory” by William Greenlee ’15 (Western Springs, Ill.), performed by Visiting Instructor in Music Eva Ferguson, piano;
“A Reflection on The Persistence of Memory” by Timothy McDunn ’16 (Elmhurst, Ill.), performed by McDunn, piano;
“The Persistence of Memory” by Gregory Goeden ’15 (Batavia, Ill.), performed by Matt Mason ’16, piano
“Threnody for a Single Note” by Joseph Bakke ’16 (Puyallup, Wash.), performed by Assistant Professor of the School of Music Joseph Plazak, guitar, and Bakke, live electronics
“Ein Kleines Lied” by Samuel Mullooly ’16 (Wauwatosa, Wis.), performed by Celia Williams ’17 (Homer, Ill.), soprano, and Mullooly, piano
“Everlasting Mindscape Celestial Lullaby” by Greenlee, performed by Visiting Instructor of Music Eva Ferguson, piano
“Honest Lullaby” by David Allen Flowers ’16 (Evanston, Ill.), performed by Flowers, vocal and piano
“Dang” by Eric Novak ’15 (Oswego, Ill.), Braden Poole ’16 (Normal, Ill.), Ryan Donlin ’17 (Chesterfield, Mo.), Katelyn VanPetten ’16 (Saint Charles, Ill.)
“Blunderbuss” by Tommy Bravos ’17 (Saint Charles, Ill.), with lyrics by Bravos and Robby Kuntz ’18 (Bloomington, Ill.), performed by Bravos, vocal and piano; Ayethaw Tun ’15 (Spring Valley, Ill.), guitar; Donlin, bass; and Kuntz, percussion
“We Were Arrested” by Novak, performed by Novak, vocal and baritone sax; Tun, guitar; Ethan Berg ’15 (Chicago), electric piano; Donlin, bass; and Cale Sennett ’16 (Bloomington, Ill.), drums
“Penelope” by Tun, performed by Tun, vocal and guitar; Novak, organ and saxophone; Donlin, bass, and Bakke, percussion.