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Living American Composers: New Music from Bowling Green

Broadcast Schedule - Winter 2016

PROGRAM #:   MBG 16-01
RELEASE:   Week of December 31, 2015

TITLE: In Residence: David Lang
DESCRIPTION: Music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, featured guest at the 2011 Bowling Green State University (BGSU) New Music Festival.

David Lang:
this was written by hand
Karl Larson, piano

David Lang:
how to pray
Real Quiet
Naxos 8559615

David Lang:
press release
Kevin Schempf, bass clarinet

David Lang:
the so-called laws of nature (part 2)
BGSU Percussion Ensemble

PROGRAM #:   MBG 16-02
RELEASE:   Week of January 7, 2016

TITLE: Faculty Roll Call
DESCRIPTION: Recordings from BGSU faculty which feature music by living American composers.

Randall Faust:
Three English Folk Songs for Horn and Piano
Andrew Pelletier, horn; Jason Aquila, piano
MSR 1168

Sean Osborne:
Quartet for Four B-flat Clarinets
Georg Klass; Jocelyn Langworthy; Shannon Ford; Kevin Schempf, clarinets
Cambria 1190

John Adams:
Fearful Symmetries: Postmark
John Sampen, saxophone; Marilyn Shrude, piano
Albany Troy442

Frederic Rzewski:
Four Pieces (excerpt)
Robert Satterlee, piano
Blue Griffin 349

Mark Bunce:
John Sampen, saxophone; Mark Bunce, electronics
Capstone 8636

PROGRAM #:   MBG 16-03
RELEASE:   Week of January 14, 2016

TITLE: Our Neighbors to the North
DESCRIPTION: We "Go Blue" with works by composers on faculty at the University of Michigan.

William Bolcom:
Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet and Band (excerpt)
Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet; University of Michigan Symphony Band/Haithcock
Equilibrium 100

Bright Sheng:
Seven Tunes Heard in China
Alan Smith, cello

Michael Daugherty:
Brooklyn Bridge
Kevin Schempf, clarinet; BGSU Wind Symphony/Moss

William Bolcom:
Graceful Ghost Rag
University of Michigan Symphony Band/Haithcock
Equilibrium 100

PROGRAM #:   MBG 16-04
RELEASE:   Week of January 21, 2016

TITLE: Festival Remix
DESCRIPTION: A live concert program drawn from the last few New Music Festivals at Bowling Green State University.

Sebastian Currier:
Kevin Schempf, clarinet; Steve Miahky, violin; Laura Melton, piano

Martin Rokeach:
Delicate Fear
Andrew Pelletier, horn; Stephanie Titus, piano

John Luther Adams:
Red Arc/Blue Veil
Thomas Rosenkranz, piano; Doug Perkins, percussion

PROGRAM #:   MBG 16-05
RELEASE:   Week of January 28, 2016

TITLE: In Residence: Alarm Will Sound & ICE
DESCRIPTION: A program inspired by the BGSU residencies of new music groups Alarm Will Sound and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).

Aphex Twin, arr. Caleb Burhans:
Alarm Will Sound/Pierson
Cantaloupe 21028

Nathan Davis:
Claire Chase, alto flute with live processing
New Focus 120

John Orfe:

Dowland Remix (Flow My Tears)
Alarm Will Sound/Pierson

Nathan Davis:
Like sweet bells jangled
International Contemporary Ensemble
New Focus 120

Caleb Burhans:
Iceman Stole the Sun
Alarm Will Sound/Pierson
Cantaloupe 21094

PROGRAM #:   MBG 16-06
RELEASE:   Week of February 4, 2016

TITLE: Classical Couples
DESCRIPTION: We explore the professional and personal dynamics behind three musical marriages, including veteran composer Sam Adler and his wife, conductor Emily Freeman-Brown.

Marilyn Shrude:
Shadows and Dawning
John Sampen, saxophone; Marilyn Shrude, piano
Albany Troy526

Samuel Adler:
Symphony No. 5, “We Are the Echoes” (excerpts)
Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano; Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin/Adler
Naxos 8559415

Christopher Dietz:
end-to-end (world premiere performance)

PROGRAM #:   MBG 16-07
RELEASE:   Week of February 11, 2016

TITLE: Mozart Recomposed
DESCRIPTION: Modern works inspired by Mozart, including Timo Andres' newly composed left hand for the Coronation Piano Concerto –a part left blank in the original manuscript.

Lowell Liebermann:
Variations on a Theme by Mozart
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Llewellyn
Albany Troy1380

Aaron Jay Kernis:
Mozart En Route
Ani Kavafian, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Peter Wiley, cello
Bridge 9271

Timo Andres:
Mozart Coronation Concerto Re-Composition (excerpt)
Timothy Andres, piano; Metropolis Ensemble/Cyr
Nonesuch 534416-2

Prof. Peter Schickele:
Eine Kleine Nichtmusik (excerpt)
New York Pick-up Ensemble/Schickele
Vanguard 79399

PROGRAM #:   MBG 16-08
RELEASE:   Week of February 18, 2016

TITLE: The UK Edition
DESCRIPTION: A visit with composers and performers from the United Kingdom and Ireland that have BGSU connections.

Aphex Twin, arr. John Orfe:
Jynweythek Ylow
Alarm Will Sound/Pierson
Cantaloupe 21028

Michael Nyman:
Time Will Pronounce
Fidelio Trio

Donnacha Dennehy:
Fidelio Trio

Max Richter:
from SLEEP (excerpts)
Max Richter, keyboards; Grace Davidson, soprano; American Contemporary Music Ensemble
DG 479 5257

PROGRAM #:   MBG 16-09
RELEASE:   Week of February 25, 2016

TITLE: In Residence: Paul Dresher Double Duo
DESCRIPTION: Highlights from composer/performer Paul Dresher's residency at the 2014 BGSU New Music Festival.

Paul Dresher:
Racer from Elapsed Time
Karen Bentley Pollick, violin; Lisa Moore, piano

Paul Dresher:
Dark Blue Circumstance
Paul Dresher, electric guitar & processing

Paul Dresher:
Glimpsed from Afar (excerpt)
Paul Dresher and Joel Davel, quadrachord

Paul Dresher:
Double Ikat, part II
Karen Bentley Pollick, violin; Lisa Moore, piano; Joel Davel, percussion

PROGRAM #:   MBG 16-10
RELEASE:   Week of March 3, 2016

TITLE: Music at the Forefront
DESCRIPTION: A sampling of recent Music at the Forefront concerts, featuring three of contemporary music's brightest young stars.

Steve Reich:
Vermont Counterpoint
Claire Chase, solo flute with pre-recorded tape

Nico Muhly:
Period Instrument
Nadia Sirota, solo viola with pre-recorded tape

Missy Mazzoli:
Michael Mizrahi, piano

Judd Greenstein:
First Ballade
Michael Mizrahi, piano

Daniel Bjarnason:
Sleep Variations
Nadia Sirota, solo viola with pre-recorded tape

PROGRAM #:   MBG 16-11
RELEASE:   Week of March 10, 2016

TITLE: Neighbors to the North II
DESCRIPTION: The second part of our musical survey dedicated to composers from the University of Michigan.

Evan Chambers:
Polka Nation
BGSU Wind Symphony/Moss

Michael Daugherty:
Red Cape Tango
Nashville Symphony/Guerrero
Naxos 950141

Paul Schoenfield:
Café Music (excerpt)
Lev Polyakin, violin; Charles Bernard, cello; Frances Renzi, piano
Innova 544

Kristin Kuster:
Lost Gulch Lookout
BGSU Wind Symphony/Moss

Stephen Sondheim, arr. Michael Daugherty:
Assassins: Everybody’s Got the Right
Anthony de Mare, piano
ECM 2378802

PROGRAM #:   MBG 16-12
RELEASE:   Week of March 17, 2016

TITLE: Composer Tracks
DESCRIPTION: Composers whose music has been heard at Bowling Green introduce their own recordings.

Mason Bates:
Concerto for Violin (excerpt)
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; London Symphony Orchestra/Slatkin
eOne 7791

Ingram Marshall:
Fog Tropes II for String Quartet & Tape
Kronos Quartet
Nonesuch 79613

Andrew Shapiro:
Royal Purple, Cetera, and Sutherland
Andrew Shapiro, piano
Airbox Music

Judd Greenstein:
Now Ensemble
New Amsterdam 0029

PROGRAM #:   MBG 16-13
RELEASE:   Week of March 24, 2016

TITLE: In Residence: Jennifer Higdon
DESCRIPTION: Composer and BGSU alumna Jennifer Higdon returns to her alma mater for the 2015 New Music Festival.

Jennifer Higdon:
Oboe Concerto
Nermis Mieses, oboe; BGSU Wind Symphony/Moss

Jennifer Higdon:
Splendid Wood
BGSU Percussion Ensemble/Schupp

Jennifer Higdon:
BGSU New Music Ensemble

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