For Immediate Release: March 22, 2006
Contact: Marsha Nishi Mullan
Orchestra 2001 to Present One-Day New Music Festival at Swarthmore College April 23
Orchestra 2001, Philadelphia's new music orchestra, will present a special One-Day New Music Festival at Swarthmore College on Sunday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Lang Concert Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Perhaps the most Swarthmore-oriented program this ensemble (or any professional ensemble) has ever featured, the group will perform works by Swarthmore professors of music Gerald Levinson and Thomas Whitman, Swarthmore resident Larry Nelson, and others. Performers include Swarthmore voice faculty member Laura Heimes, alumnus David Kravitz '86, and student Tammy Ryan '06.
The program will include "Here of amazing most now" by Gerald Levinson; "Two Rosetti Songs" by Thomas Whitman, written for and sung by soprano Tammy Ryan and arranged for ensemble by Mark Alburger '89; songs and dances from "The Tempest" by James Primosch, sung by soprano Laura Heimes and David Kravitz; "Carillon Sky" by Augusta Read Thomas, written for and solo violin part played by Baird Dodge '90; "Satori" by Jay Reise, sung by Laura Heimes with solo oboe part played by Dorothy Freeman, former Swarthmore concert manager; "Recalcitrant Siren" by Larry Nelson; and "Three Miniatures" by Jordan Nelson, Swarthmore resident and recent Strath Haven High School graduate.
For more information, please call 610-690-5714.