Here’s an update on the events at Martin Hall starting Sept. 16.
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Classes are underway, September has just arrived, and already the air is filled with the sweet sounds of music wafting from Martin Hall.
Inside this facility, the TWU Music Department is set to launch an ambitious 2013-14 season. As Wesleyan students are adjusting to their new class schedules, the students and faculty in Martin Hall already have planned performances and events that stretch across the school year.
The music season debuts with the Pan-American Music Festival Monday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m. in Martin Hall. The concert will be led by artistic director, Eduardo Rojas, with performances by small groups of orchestral students from the Columbia youth orchestra, the B-Sharp youth program and faculty. Attendance is free and open to the public.
Another upcoming season highlight in October is the premiere performance of a new composition by London composer, Gregory Rose, called “Avebury Stone Circles.”
“It is a new song never heard before – even the composer himself hasn’t heard it performed,” said Professor of Music and department Chair (forgot, is he a PhD??? BC) John Fisher. “The piece has a song cycle of seven sections based on the Avebury Stone Circle, which is a smaller but older stone formation than Stonehenge and where the song got its name.”
The song will be sung by soprano Suré Eloff. She will be accompanied on the piano by Professor Fisher, who also teaches Music Theory, Piano and Women Composers.
“The composer is flying from London to Texas just to hear the song’s premiere,” said Fisher.
This latter event will be on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Martin Hall.