Highly recognized composer and Eastman School of Music alumnus David Crumb will be a guest composer at the School to hear his works performed by Eastman musicians and to meet with composition students.
A recital of his compositions on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall features Red Desert Triptych, performed by pianist Daniel Pesca; September Elegy, with Ayano Ninomiya, violin, and Albert Kim, piano; and Improvisations on an English Folk Tune, presented by Emlyn Johnson, flute; Madison Greenstone, clarinet; Lauren Cauley, violin; Audrey Snyder, cello; and Joseph Yungen, piano.
The School’s Chamber Percussion recital at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Kilbourn Hall includes his 2009 work Kinetikus. In addition, the composer will give a presentation about his work to the Composition Symposium at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 in Room 209 of the Eastman School of Music. The events are free and open to the public.
Crumb, an associate professor of composition and theory, joined the faculty of the University of Oregon School of Music in 1997. Among numerous awards, he has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, two ASCAP Foundation Grants to Young Composers, an ASCAP Raymond Hubbell Award, two Meet the Composer Fund Awards, an L.A. Composers Project 2 Prize, and a National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Composition Project prize.
Crumb’s music has been performed throughout the United States and abroad by the Baltimore Symphony, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Parnassus Ensemble, Voices of Change Ensemble, the NEOS Trio, Abramyan Quartet, and other ensembles.
Crumb received his Bachelor of Music degree in composition in 1985 at Eastman, where he studied with Samuel Adler and Warren Benson; he also studied cello.
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Wednesday, February 27
Guest Artist Recital: Composer David Crumb.
Hatch Hall, Eastman East Wing, 433 East Main St.
Thursday, February 28
Chamber Percussion. Program includes David Crumb’s Kinetikus.
Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.