In Memoriam

January 18, 2019, 8:00 pm

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David Lang (Photo: Peter Serling)

From Stravinsky’s famous In Memoriam: Dylan Thomas to Hindemith’s Trauermusik, composers have long written their most personal and moving music as a tribute to a friend or great figure they admired. We’ll remember several great personalities with musical tributes by modern day composers.


Brass Quintet, II, by William Mayar
Iowa Brass Quintet

Symphony No.4  “To the Memory of Mahinarangi Tocker” (excerpt), by Ross Harris
Aukland Philharmonia; Brett Dean, conductor

Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble. III. Be Content, Be Calm, by David Maslanka
Illinois State University Wind Symphony; Stephen K. Steele, conductor

First String Quartet (excerpt), by Fred Lerdahl
Julliard String Quartet

Memory Pieces for Solo Instruments: Cage, by David Lang
Andrew Zolinsky, piano

Elegy (for Two Bassoons and Piano), by Robert Patterson
Charles McCracken and Gilbert Dejean, bassoons;  Elizabeth DiFelice, piano

Perpetual Spark, by Alex Shapiro
Fifth House Ensemble