For the second year in a row, Dave Hall’s incomparable UNL Percussion Ensemble is going to the Percussive Arts Society International Convention! On Saturday, they’ll perform a lights-out program featuring Mackey, Thorvaldsdottir, Cerrone, and my brand new piece for them, Snake Oil. 10am in the Sagamore Ballroom. More information at www.pasic.org.
As part of the University of Nebraska’s “Nebraska Lectures” series, I’ll be discussing my song cycle Nebraska Songbook, its inspiration and conception. My amazing colleagues Jamie Reimer and Brenda Wristen will be on hand to give a complete performance of the piece. Free and open to the public! More information (and a live webcast) available here: https://research.unl.edu/nebraskalectures/nebraska-songbook/
At 2pm in the Gulfstream-Hileah room, I’ll present my paper Tell Me A Story: Teaching Music Composition Through Narrative Design. Conference attendees get in free, of course! Discussion pod to follow at 2:45pm — drop by and say hello!
Gerald Noble and Henning Schröder perform Step Inside in the first feature of Greg’s music on the BMC subscription series! 7:30pm in Ingram Auditorium on Brevard College campus, $20 general admission. Tickets and more information at http://www.brevardmusic.org.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s amazing percussion ensemble, directed by my friend and colleague Dave Hall, premieres the percussion orchestra version of Draw Me the Sun . 7:30pm, Kimball Recital Hall (Lincoln, NE); $5/$3 students and seniors.
7:30pm on Kansas State University campus, performed by the KSU Faculty Brass Quintet. More info about the conference at http://www.k-state.edu/music/sciregion6conference/visitor_guide/index.html. I’ll also be giving my new paper on teaching composition and narrative form!
Performed as part of Garrett’s final doctoral recital. At the Church of the Epiphany in Tempe, 7:30pm. Free admission. Also featuring terrific music by Charles Reskin and the great John Williams, among many others!
Performed as part of the University of Nebraska-Kearney New Music Festival. UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall. Livestream at http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php. Don’t miss my Composer Conversation the next day at 11am!
The great new trio Ritual Action performs Devil Winds at the Narloch Piano Studio in Chicago, IL. 4636 N Francisco Ave.; 8pm, $10 suggested donation. More info at http://narlochpiano.com/events/.