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Composition Recital at Shepherd


The Shepherd University Music Department will present a concert featuring the work of student composers on Monday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Frank Arts Center McCoy Rehearsal Hall.

The performance is free and open to the public.

The recital will highlight a variety of completed works and works in progress by talented young composers in the Shepherd University Music Department. Students whose compositions will be performed are Anthony Farris (New Creek, WV), Allison Hollis (Frederick, MD), James Townsend (Romney, WV) and Walker Williams (Berkeley Sprngs, WV).

Works include Three Sutras for Flute Quartet: III, The fool, who fell in love with his guardian angel by Anthony Farris, performed by Katie Houle, Melissa McKay, Kia Jones, Rachael Termohlen; The Night is Darkening ‘Round Me by Allison Hollis, featuring mezzo-soprano Hannah Wardell and Taylor Kirschling on bass clarinet; Concerto for Audience by Walker Williams; Do Geese See God by Anthony Farris, performed by bassoonist Ryan McClure; The Tao is a River by James Townsend, featuring the composer on piano and electronics; O Magnum Mysterium by Walker Williams, a work for choir conducted by Shepherd adjunct professor Greg Shook with singers Sam Bower, Jordan Bushong-Taylor, Kevin Grega, Grace Guiney, Ryan McClure, Andrew Oswinkle, Tamira Patterson, Ashley Probst, Ron Rowlett, Mary Sullivan, Walker Williams and Madeline Zayas; and “The First Section of an Unfinished Wind Quintet” by Anthony Farris, performed by Melissa McKay on flute, Walker Williams on oboe, Ashleigh Stottlemyer on horn, Samantha Vaughn on bass clarinet, and Ryan McClure on bassoon.

For more information call 304-876-5555.