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