Equinox Wind Trio, part of the acclaimed Equinox Chamber Players, will headline Cameron University's New Music Festival, presented by the Cameron Department of Music, on Tuesday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m. The concert takes place in the McCutcheon Recital Hall, located in the Music Building of the Louise D. McMahon Fine Arts Complex and is open to the public at no charge. Cameron’s New Music Festival is made possible by Cameron University Lectures and Concerts Series.
“One of the most exciting things about Equinox is the ensemble’s commitment to commissioning new music,” says Greg Hoepfner, Professor of Music. “For this engagement, they asked me to write something for them. I composed five short pieces – each based on haikus written by my wife – that the trio will perform. They will also perform selections by four other contemporary composers.”
A noted chamber ensemble based in St. Louis, Equinox celebrates community life with commissioned works inspired by environmental surroundings, historical and present day culture, and everyday heroes. Their multi-cultural music crosses international boundaries while bridging the gap between classical music and storytelling. Equinox performs a diverse repertoire that embraces the musical heritages of many ethnic traditions. Their growing repertoire includes music of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. The ensemble continues to build new repertoire by commissioning new works and arrangements, championing new voices from the U.S. and around the world.
In addition to Hoepfner’s “Solstice Songs,” the trio will perform “Windjammer” by Mary Jane Leach, “Suite Breve en trio” by Eugene Bozza, “Trio d’Anches” by Rudolf Escher and “Concert Champetre” by Henri Tomasi.
The Cameron University New Music Festival, launched in 1976, is intended to enhance the current music compositional experience of CU students. Previous guest performers include composers Warren Benson, Michael Hennigan, Roger Hannay, Norman Dello Joio, Vincent Persichetti and CU alumnus Christopher Deane.
For more information, contact Cameron University Department of Music at 581-2440.
January 24, 2013