Composition Concert To Feature Student Works
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Wesleyan University’s student composition concert will
showcase original music pieces by music composition major Chris Callahan ’21 (Bloomington,
Illinois) and English-Writing major Charlie Franz ’19 (Wilmette, Illinois). The concert
will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. in Presser Hall’s Westbrook Auditorium and
is free and open to the public.
“Equanimity,” composed by Callahan, will explore the balance of tonal and atonal styles
using a unique, rigid form across three movements.
Franz’s two-part piece “Midwestern Waters Suite” was inspired by two bodies of water.
The first part, “Pavane: Long Lake,” is based on a lake in Phelps, Wisconsin, near
his family’s cabin. The second part is called “Vermillion River,” inspired by Franz’s
observations while driving along the Vermillion River in Pontiac, Illinois.
For additional information, please contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.
By Rachel McCarthy ’21