Concert: Premiere of New Works

Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Faye Spanos Concert Hall
3511 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95204

For the first time in fifteen years, composition professors Robert Coburn and Francois Rose will be premiering new works on the same concert performed by ensembles of Conservatory faculty and staff.

Coburn’s "Quiet Traceries," a piece for timbrally evolving chamber ensemble, explores the experience of sound and silence as they develop through the music. Bringing this piece to life are Sabine Klein, piano;  Patricia Shands, clarinet; Mathew Krejci, alto/bass flute;  Jonathan Latta, vibraphone; Thomas Derthick, double bass; and Travis Silvers, guitar.

Rose’s chamber opera "The Stone Marker" is the product of his research on the techniques and experience of Noh, Japanese classical theatre. Daniel Ebbers and Burr Cochran-Phillips, clad in simple masks and then sitting amongst the ensemble, play the parts of a son and his father on a journey into the forest. Their story is accompanied by a chamber orchestra made up of Ann Miller, violin; Igor Veligan, viola; Nina Flyer, cello; Thomas Derthick, doublebass; Mathew Krejci, flute; Thomas Nugent, oboe; Patricia Shands, clarinet; Nicolasa Kuster, bassoon; Jennie Blomster, French horn; and Sabine Klein, piano; and conducted by Nicolas Waldvogel.

General admission is $10. Seniors and Pacific faculty and staff are $5. Students with valid ID are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to the start time of the event.

About Robert Coburn:
Robert Coburn, professor of music composition and theory, has been at University of the Pacific since 1993. He holds a B.M. from the University of the Pacific, an M.A. from the University of California-Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from the University of Victoria in Canada. Dr. Coburn is active as a composer and an environmental sound artist and is Chair of the Conservatory's Department of Music Studies. He is also Program Director for Composition and Music Theory, and Artistic Director of the SoundImageSound International Festival of New Music and Video.'

About Francois Rose:
Francois Rose, professor of music composition and theory, has been a faculty member at the University of the Pacific since 1997.  He received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from McGill University, and his Ph.D. with a concentration in composition from the University of California-San Diego. He also studied with Tristan Murail, at the Institut de Recherche Coordination Acoustique et Musique (IRCAM), and with Gerard Grisey at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris. Dr. Rose's music has been performed in cities throughout Europe, Australia, North and South America

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$10 General Admission, $5 Seniors and Pacific Faculty, Students free.

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