Annual Composers Concert set for April 28

String quartet

World premieres of original works? Now that’s music to our ears.

Mercyhurst University composition students will present new music composed within the last year at the Annual Composers Concert, Sunday, April 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the Walker Recital Hall.

Their works were composed under the direction of Albert Glinsky, professor of composition at Mercyhurst University. Mercyhurst students, faculty and guest musicians will perform a variety of instrumental and vocal combinations that exemplify a wide range of styles and techniques.

This year’s concert will showcase music by Luke Allport-Cohoon, Ian Gayford, Sam Krahe, Bobby Lucas, Nicholas Nasibyan, William J. Petransky, Lydia Struble and Elaina Will.

The concert will feature special guest artists, the Thalia String Quartet, an active performing ensemble visiting from Cleveland.

Founded in Cleveland in November 2012 and intensely focused on the art of live performance, the Thalia String Quartet has earned accolades from audiences for its vibrant and unified style. The quartet has coached with several of Cleveland’s most distinguished chamber musicians, including Peter Salaff, Stephen Rose and members of the Cavani Quartet.

Among the new works on the program will be the live concert version of Ian Gayford’s original incidental music written for the recent production of Sarah Ruhl’s play Eurydice, the inaugural production of the Mercyhurst Theater Program.

Don’t miss the Annual Composers Concert, a showcase of student creativity and original musical works, Sunday, April 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the Walker Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 814-824-2394.

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