Member News -- Spring, 2003

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PERFORMANCES

COMMISSIONS

RECORDINGS

AWARDS

PUBLICATIONS

BROADCASTS

MEMBER NEWS


PERFORMANCES

Beth Anderson: Leigh Baxter: Al Benner: Dinos Constantinides: Nancy Bloomer Deussen: Carlo Vincetti Frizzo: Charles Haarhues: Robert Arnold Hall: Aaron Johnson: Daniel Kessner: David S. Lefkowitz: Ursula Mamlok: Liduino Pitombeira: William Price: Alex Sharpiro: Paul Stouffer: Michael Williams: John Winsor:

COMMISSIONS

Liduino Pitombeira - Brazilian Landscapes No.1, for piano trio, by Louisiana Music Teachers Association to be premiered at the conference in Natchitoches, LA, this Fall. Also Seresta No.6 for bassoon and tape, by William Ludwig.

RECORDINGS

Al Benner, Aris Carastathis, Dinos Constantinides, John Crabtree, Carlo Vincetti Frizzo, Charles Haarhues, Jonathan Hillman, Aaron Johnson, Mikel LeDee, Liduino Pitombeira, William Price and Kenneth Wilks are represented on the LSU/NACUSA Solo Flute CD by Iwona Glinka produced by Dinos Constantinides on the Magni Publications label. This CD also includes music of Greek composers.

Dinos Constantinides: Musical Stories for Children featuring Judy Constantinides (storyteller), Rene Singleton (soprano), Sarah Beth Hanson (flute), Kelly Smith Toney (violin) and the Louisiana Sinfonietta on the Magni Publications label [MP-0001]. Also on CD is his opera Antigone by the Baton Rouge Opera and the LSU Opera Theatre on the Vestige label [GR-03-0301]. Crystal Records has just released "Double Concerto for Violin and Clarinet" featuring Concerto fo Psalms for violin, clarinet and orchestra by the Duo Verdehr (Walter & Elsa).

Liduino Pitombeira - Concerto for cello and orchestra by Dennis Parker, "Cello Matters" on Centaur Records. Also Seresta No.2 by Iwona Glinka, "LSU Composers Forum" on the Magni Publications label.

AWARDS

Al Benner received his tenth consecutive ASCAP Plus Award.

Dinos Constantinides received an ASCAP Plus Award.

Carlo Vincetti Frizzo is the National Second-Place Winner of the MTNA Collegiate Composition Competition for his work Celestial Horizons: Three Scenes from the Cosmos.

Jonathan N Kupper won BMI's 2003 Pete Carpenter fellowship for film/TV composers.

Liduino Pitombeira received an ASCAP Standard Award. He also received Honorable Mention in the Metropolitan Wind Symphony Emerging Composer Competition, 2003 for Symphony No.2 for wind ensemble.

PUBLICATIONS

Al Benner: Fugue in C minor for saxophone trio (#306); and Psalm 117 for SATB choir, trumpet and organ by Conners Publications.

Dinos Constantinides: The Dancing Shoes (reader, dancers, flute, percussion, strings); Songs from Epirus (soprano, mezzo- soprano, piano); Songs from Epirus (alto sax, piano); and Reflections VIII - Quotations for Three (flute, viola, piano) by Magni Publications.

Barton Cummings: Little Summer Music for flute or oboe and piano (#279) by Conners Publications.

Robert Rathmell: Rhapsody for piano (#309) by CP Press Publications.

Mitchell Turner: "...you sprinkled hot foot powder..." for clarinet (#304) by Conners Publications.

BROADCASTS

Nancy Bloomer Deussen: Piano Prelude and Cascades (A Toccata) and Amber Waves (piano) on WPRB-Princeton, New Jersey, Jan. 8, and on Jan. 1, Et in Terra Pax.

MEMBER NEWS

Dinos Constantinides has just returned from Boston where his one act opera, Intimations, winner of two national awards, was presented by ALEA III directed by Theodore Antoniou at Boston University. The piece was also presented in Athens, Greece at the Megaron of Athens - Mitropoulos Concert Hall on May 10. Critic George Leotsakos of "EXPRES," a daily newspaper in Athens, Greece, wrote about the opera on May 18: "Intimations of Dinos Constantinides was written as a subtle love thriller. We were familiar with this genteel and charming work which was performed in this version for soprano, reader, violin, clarinet, harp and percussion. It produced the most vivid impressions of the evening with its atmospheric atonal writing, which was discernible but direct in giving life to the text. It succeeded in producing suspense not unrelated to the extremely clever interchanges of the four instruments. Kudos to mezzo soprano Margarita Syggeniotou and the actress Athina Chiliopoulou." Also Constantinides' Concerto of Psalms for violin, clarinet, and orchestra was performed in Australia by Elsa and Walter Verdehr with an Australian orchestra. The same work was released on a recording with the Orchestra of the Czech Republic on Crystal Records. Recently two of his compositions were recorded by Magni Publications and Vestige Records, the three act opera, Antigone, and three musical stories for children.

Daniel Kessner spent the current semester at the Staatliche Hochschule fuer Musik in Trossingen, Germany, on a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award. On March 7 and 8 he and Dolly performed during the Tage fuer Neue Musik in Darmstadt, including his own Simple Motion, for alto flute and piano. On March 22 they gave a recital at the Goethe Institute in Prien am Chiemsee (near Munich), which included his Priere et scherzo, for bass flute and piano. Their first recital at the Hochschule in Trossingen on April 22 included both of the above works. In the meanwhile, the new version of Kessner's Continuum, for solo marimba, was premiered by Karen Ervin Pershing at California State University, Northridge on April 2, and his Equali IV, for brass quintet, was performed by the Faculty Brass Quintet at Kansas State University on April 9.

Godwin Sadoh was an Adjunct Instructor at the Baton Rouge Community College this Spring.