Society of Composers International conference is Nov. 11 - 14
The University of South Carolina School of Music will host the 2010 Society for Composers International (SCI) conference Nov. 11-14 at the School of Music.
Two hundred composers and performers will participate in 14 concerts, performing more than 100 works of new music and giving six academic presentations/demonstrations.
All events, except for the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra program, will be free. All events are open to the public.
The following is the SCI conference calendar of events:
Thursday, Nov. 11
7:30 p.m., Greene Street United Methodist Church – USC Concert Choir, University Chorus, Colla Voce Community Choir and Graduate Vocal Ensemble perform works by Daniel Adams, Chris Arrell, Mike D’Ambrosio, Peter Fischer, Jerry Hui, William Price, Clare Shore. Keane Southard, Marty Regan, Kevin Waters.
Opening Night Reception, 9-10 p.m.
Greene Street United Methodist Church
Friday, Nov. 12
8:30 a.m., School of Music recital hall – Guest artists and students perform works by Thomas Couvillon, David Maki, Joseph Dangerfield, John Allemeier, William Burnson, Amy Dunker, Brian Eiffes, Luke Flynn, Byron Petty.
10 a.m., School of Music recital hall – Guest artists and students perform works by Michael Kallstrom, Kui-Im Lee, Alan Schmitz, Jonathan Schwabe, Mark Cook, Steven Landis, Robert A. Baker and Andrew Walters.
1 p.m., School of Music recital hall -- School of Music faculty perform works by Ed Robertson, Luke Dahn, Robert Denham, Arthur Gottschalk, Hee Yun Kim, Jae Eun Jung and Ilva Levinson.
3 p.m., School of Music recital hall -- The Thelema Trio perform works by Mark Engebretson, Ellen Lindquist, Will Redman, Stephen Yip.
6 p.m., School of Music band hall, Room 108 -- University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform works by Mark Dal Porto, Tayloe Harding, Allen Brings, Paul Siskind and Alex Davis.
8:30 p.m., USC School of Music Band Hall, Room 108 -- USC Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds perform works by Howard Quilling, Mark Lewis, Nebojsa Macura, Andy Francis, Robert Denham, Lan-chee Lam and Joseph Koykkar.
Saturday, Nov. 13
10 a.m., USC School of Music recital hall -- USC String Project Orchestra and Congaree New Horizons Band and guest performers perform works by J. Richard Freese, Brandon Hendrix, Richard Williamson, David Mendoza, Asha Srinisivan, Dan Swilley, James Chaudoir, Timothy Brown, David Heinick and Robert Fleisher.
1 p.m., School of Music recital hall -- Left Bank Big Band and World Symphonic Jazz Orchestra perform works by Michael Boyd, Doug Davis, Tom Petersen, Benjamin Taylor and David Vayo.
3 p.m., School of Music recital hall -- School of Music chamber musicians perform works by Helena Michelson, Jim Puckett, Chad Powers, James Jensen, Mike McFerron, Jeffrey Ouper, Jianjung He, Eun Young Lee, Zach Zubow, Vera Ivanova.
7:30 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts -- South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra perform works by John Fitz Rogers, Kevin Walczyk.
Sunday, Nov. 14
8:30 a.m., School of Music recital hall -- School of Music Percussion Ensemble performs works by James David, Eric Guinivan, Seung-Hye Kim, Ed Martin, Bryan Penkrot, Richard Power, Ju Ri Seo, David van Gilluwe and Douglas Pew.
10 a.m., School of Music recital hall – Guest artists will perform works by Matthew Saunders, Girard Kratz, Christopher Dietz, Lothar Kreck, Michael Young and Shawn Hundley.
1 p.m., School of Music recital hall – Guest artists will perform works by Maria Niederberger, Nicholas Omiccioli, Paul Osterfeld, Daniel Perttu, Zane Merritt and Mark Phillips.
3 p.m., School of Music recital hall -- University of South Carolina Chamber Innovista performs works by David Smooke, Christopher Coleman, Peiying Yuan, Mei-Fang Lin, Joo Won Park, Timothy Polashek and Ron Wray.
The conference will conclude with the Chamber Innovista Concert Series at 3 p.m. Nov. 14 in the School of Music recital hall.
Performance pieces include the following:
“Dali’s Cane” by Ron Wray, with School of Music graduate students Sarah Robinson (flute) and Katie Brown (clarinet) and School of Music faculty Joseph Rackers (piano);
“Kite Sonata” by Timothy Polashek, with Lynn Kompass and Phillip Bush (piano);
“Poor Man’s Diamond” by Yuan Pieying, with James Ackley (trumpet), Brad Edwards (trombone) and Ron Davis (tuba);
“21 Miles to Coolville” by David Smooke, with Michael Harley and School of Music students Myrmarie Velez, Katie Natella and Bob Evans (bassoon);
“Accelerando Poco a Poco” by Joo Won Park, with Megan Bennett (flute), Joseph Eller (clarinet), Cliff Leaman (saxophone), James Ackley (trumpet) and Scott Herring (percussion);
“Politics, Money, Music” by Christopher Coleman, with James Ackley and students Steven Rushing (trumpet), Robert Pruzin (horn), Brad Edwards (trombone) and Ron Davis (tuba);
“Project Remix” by Mei-Fang Lin, with Jennifer Parker-Harley (flute), Rebecca Schalk Nagel (oboe), Joseph Eller (clarinet) and Craig Butterfield (double bass).
For more information on the Society for Composers International conference or other School of Music events, visit the website at music.sc.edu.