Pulitzer Prize winner chosen for WSU Music Festival

PULLMAN– The School of Music and Theatre Arts at Washington State University announced that Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Corigliano will be the featured composer of the 2007 Festival of Contemporary Art Music. Corigliano’s compositions will be performed in a public concert by WSU faculty and students Saturday, Feb.10, at 8:00 p.m. in Bryan Hall […]

Festival of Contemporary Art Music features modern classics

What do you call music that is multilayered and complex — that doesn’t reveal its essence immediately, but might hold one’s interest for a lifetime — music that transcends time and language to make manifest the daily and epic struggle to find meaning?Charles Argersinger calls it contemporary art music, and it will once again be […]

Festival of Contemporary Art Music programs finalized

WSU’s festival consists of numerous elements beginning with a presentation of student compositions at 11:10 a.m. Feb. 9, in Kimbrough Concert Hall. “The choral ‘Kyrie,’ set in a minimalist style by undergraduate composer Austin Schlichting, will be a delightfully fresh and rhythmic treatment of the text,” Argersinger said. Students presenting new compositions include Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn, […]

Festival to feature trumpeter

Wednesday, November 3rd, the 2004 Washington State University Jazz Festival will be presented on the WSU Campus. The Festival will include a concert by Jazz Northwest, the WSU faculty group, from 12:00-12:30 pm followed by a gala concert from 12:30 to 1:30 pm featuring guest trumpet artist Tim Acosta and the award-winning WSU Jazz Big […]

Poster makes debut June 3

The unveiling of the 2004 National Lentil Festival commemorative poster, a small portion of which is show at left, will be the highlight of the festival’s annual wine tasting and lentil hors d’oeuvre party on Thursday, June 3. Pullman artist Kary Lee painted this year’s poster image, which “invokes the spirit of Americana and community […]

Festival of Contemporary Art Music set for Feb. 17-21

Composer Stephen Michael Gryc has accepted an invitation to be the composer honored at the 15th annual Festival of Contemporary Art Music Feb. 17-21 at Washington State University. Compositions by Gryc will be performed by WSU faculty in a public concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in Bryan Hall. Faculty compositions will be presented […]