Faculty Artist Series: Ian Ding, Eric Millstein and Cynthia Yeh

Principal percussionist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cynthia Yeh, principal percussionist of the Grant Park Orchestra, Eric Millstein and founding member of New Music Detroit, Ian Ding, come together for a stylistically wide-ranging evening of percussive sound. This trio of prodigious musicians open with Iannis Xenakis’ 1989 work, Okho – a piece scored for three djembes, the resonant drums of West Africa before moving into Tension Study No. 1, composed in 2010 by current CSO Mead Composer-In-Residence, Samuel Adams and featuring local guitarist Jesse Langen. This well-rounded evening will also include Millstein’s arrangement of Scarlanttianella, John Cage’s call to collective unity, Credo in Us and Joseph Tompkins’ funk drum set-influenced Trio in Rudimental Style.    

PROGRAM

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001)
OKHO (1989)

Samuel Adams (b. 1985)
Tension Study No. 1 (2010; rev. 2013)
          Jesse Langen, guitar

Intermission

Alfredo Casella (1893-1947)
Scarlattianella; arr. Eric Millstein
Pavane, Op. 1 (1902)

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Sonata in F Minor, K. 239 (ca. 1753)

John Cage (1912-1992)
Credo in Us (1942)

Joseph Tompkins (b. 1970)
Trio in a Rudimental Style (2002)

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Monday, April 9 at 8:00pm

Concert Hall
800 W Belden Ave

Departments

School of Music, (All) School of Music, Faculty Concerts

Cost

Free but reservations required

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