Music composed by faculty performed at Festival of Contemporary Art Music


PULLMAN — Original music by WSU School of Music faculty Ryan Hare, H. James Schoepflin, Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn and Gregory Yasinitsky will be performed at the Festival of Contemporary Art Music (FoCAM) at 8 p.m. Feb. 5 in Bryan Hall Theatre in a concert that is free and open to all.

FoCAM is an annual event celebrating contemporary classical music and showcasing new original compositions by students, faculty and guest artists. The 2009 festival will be held Feb. 5-7 on the WSU Pullman campus.

The Faculty Composers’ Concert will feature Hare’s “Chamber Concerto” for a 10-pice ensemble including winds, strings and percussion.

Solstice Wind Quintet

The Solstice Wind Quintet will premiere emeritus professor and founding member H. James Schoepflin’s “Pastorale and Toccata,” composed especially for the group.

Two recent works by Sternfeld-Dunn will be performed: “Variants” featuring Leonard Garrison of the University of Idaho playing flute and Jeffrey Savage, assistant professor of music at WSU, on piano, and the electronic digital composition “Rex.”

Yasinitsky’s “For All That Has Been Given,” composed on the occasion of Schoepflin’s retirement, will be performed by Schoepflin on clarinet with his wife, Nancy, playing piano.


The concert concludes with Yasinitsky’s “Magic,” a three-movement concerto featuring Ann Marie Yasinitsky as flute soloist with a string, piano and percussion ensemble, conducted by WSU orchestra director Nicholas Wallin.

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