Monday, April 6, 2009

CML Composition Concert at University of Minnesota

On the evenings of April 1-2, 2009, Fernando Meza and the University of Minnesota Percussion Studio hosted two concerts for the Classical Marimba League - a concert featuring winning compositions from past CML Composition Competitions and the 2009 CML Marimba Artist Competition Winners Concert.

The concert on April 1 featured students from the University of Minnesota performing three past winners of the CML Composition Competition plus three other pieces to round out the program.

Fernando Meza, CML Marimba Artists Hiromi Kamiya, Yi-Chia Chen, & Yun-Ju Chou plus members of the U of MN Percussion Studio

See Ya Thursday - Steven Mackey
Adam Rappel, marimba

Marimba Dances, Mvt. III - Ross Edwards
Brittany Piatz, marimba

Remembrance - Robert Schuman/arr. Stevens
Eric Neseth

Minotaurus 4.3 - Leander Kaiser
2008 CML Winner, Classical Category
Scotty Horey, marimba

ConcorDance - Nils Rohwer/Jens Schliecker
2008 CML Honorable Mention, 21st Century Category
Adam Rappel, marimba
Leah Siltberg, piano

Three European Folk Songs - Kit Mills
2008 CML Winner, Romantic Category
Jennifer Klukken, Brittany Piatz, & Ethan Shervey, marimbas

Many thanks to Fernando Meza for coordinating and hosting this event!

You might also want to check out Jeff Sass's blog entry about the recital, as he goes into a bit more depth in reviewing the compositions and performance.

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