The Music of Alec Wilder, Featuring SFA Faculty

Tuesday – January 24, 2012

Tom & Peggy Wright Music Building

Cole Concert Hall

7:30 p.m.

Program

Introductory Remarks: The Music of Alec Wilder (1907-1980)

Robert Levy, Guest Artist/Lecturer

Suite for Piano (in four movements)

            John Roberts, piano

Three Poems by Dylan Thomas

    Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

   In My Craft or Sullen Art

   Was There a Time

 Scott LaGraff, baritone

  Ron Petti, piano

Vocalise No. 1 for Flute and Piano (ca. 1971)

Christina Guenther, flute

Geneva Fung, piano

Suite No. 1 for Horn, Tuba and Piano (edited by Guenther Schuller) [1963]

   Maestoso

   Pesante

  In a Jazz Manner

  Berceuse

  Alla Caccia

Charles Gavin, horn 

J.D. Salas, tuba      

Geneva Fung, piano

Intermission

Did You Ever Cross Over to Sneden’s   (1947)

(Music and text by Alec Wilder)

Scott LaGraff, baritone

Ron Petti, piano

 Gary Wurtz, trumpet

Air for Bassoon and Strings (1945)

Susan Nelson, bassoon

Geneva Fung, piano

Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (in five movements) [1976]

Jennifer Dalmas, violin

Evgeni Rachev, cello

Ron Petti, piano

Jazz Suite for Brass Quintet (movements extracted from complete brass quintets selected by Gunther Schuller)

   Brass Quintet No. 1 (1959): Trumpet Prelude, Slowly in a jazz style

   Brass Quintet No. 8 (1980): Fourth movement, Jazz style

   Brass Quintet No. 6 (1977): Fifth movement

 SFA Brass Quintet

Gary Wurtz & Cody Sturdivant, trumpet        

Charles Gavin, horn

Deb Scott, trombone

J. D. Salas, tuba

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