PULLMAN, Wash. — Concerts featuring Washington State University faculty and students, as well as a program of works by guest composer Jan Krzywicki, will be featured during the New Music Festival next week on the Pullman campus.
Works by faculty composers Gregory Yasinitsky, David Jarvis, Paul Smith and Charles Argersinger will be performed during a Tuesday, Feb. 2, program at 8 p.m. in Bryan Hall Auditorium.
According to Argersinger, festival director, several student composers’ works will be performed during an 11:10 a.m. concert Tuesday, also in the auditorium.
Krzywicki’s works will be performed during the featured concert in Bryan Hall on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m.
The guest composer, a member of the Temple University faculty, is active as a composer, conductor and educator. He has been commissioned by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, the Music Group of Philadelphia and others.
Krzywicki’s pieces have been performed by ensembles including the Colorado Quartet, the Chestnut Brass Company, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
As a conductor, Krzywicki has led performances of music from the middle ages to the present, including a large number of local and world premieres. He is conductor of the Philadelphia-based contemporary music ensemble Network for New Music and has premiered works by Libby Larsen, James Primosch, Bernard Rands and others.
Since 1987, he has been a member of the music theory department at Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music. He has presented courses on Dubussy and Messiaen, Mozart’s Piano concertos, Beethoven Piano sonatas and the Mozart/Da Ponte operas, among others.
Krzywicki studied at New York’s Juilliard School of Music; Ecole de Beaux Arts in Fountainebleau, France; and the Aspen Music Center in Colorado. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and a Master of Music degree from the Philadelphia Musical Academy.
The New Music Festival concerts are open to the public without charge.