KSU Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra and Choirs

February 19, 2014
At 8 p.m.

Morgan Hall, Bailey Performance Center

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Michael Alexander, conductor,

KSU Symphony Orchestra

Helen Kim, violin

Leslie Blackwell, conductor

David Thomas Kehler, conductor

John Lawless, mirimba soloist

KSU Chamber Singers

Men’s Ensemble

The opening concert of KSFNM 2014 will feature the KSU Wind Ensemble performing works by new music composers Christopher Theofanidis, and Florent Schmitt, as well as a performance of Tu by KSFNM featured guest composer Chen Yi.

The Symphony Orchestra will perform a duo of pieces composed by KSFNM featured guest composer Chen Yi: Symphony No. 3 and the world premiere of Violin Concertino, commissioned as a celebration of KSU faculty violinist, Helen Kim. Also performing will be Men’s Ensemble and Chamber Singers presenting a selection of new works including several Chinese Folk Songs by Chen Yi.

 

 

 

 

 

KSU Jazz Ensemble I

February 20, 2014
At 8 p.m.

Morgan Hall, Bailey Performance Center

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Performing the music of Maria Schneider

Sam Skelton, director

Maria Schneider is widely considered one of the most important figures in jazz music today having earned vast critical acclaim and multiple GRAMMY® awards for her groundbreaking compositions which blend sounds to form a musical tapestry unique among big-band jazz vocabulary. The KSU Jazz Ensemble will perform works written by Maria Schneider and originally performed by the genre-bending Maria Schneider Orchestra.

Night: an evening with Simone Dinnerstein and Tift Merritt

February 21, 2014
At 8 p.m.

Morgan Hall, Bailey Performance Center

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Pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt have joined forces to create a unique collaboration uniting the folk/Americana and classical worlds on their recent release, Night. Exploring the common terrain between their two worlds and uncovering new musical landscapes, Dinnerstein and Merritt will perform as the featured guest performers closing out the 2014 Festival of New Music.