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The Ensemble presented two concerts during 2006-07 on October 25, 2006 and on April 25th, 2007. 

The October 25th concert featured Guest Composer David Felder who, in addition to having his composition partial [dist]res[s]toration performed on October 25th, he present a public lecture on his music Thursday October 26th at 3:30 in the Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

The October concert also featured Catching Updrafts for clarinet, piano, violin, and cello by David Heuser, whisps for bass clarinet and computer by David Kim-Boyle performed by E. Michael Richards, and phanopoeiac by Christopher Ariza.

Ensemble members for this concert included:

Sara Nichols, flute, alto fl., piccolo
Marguerite Levin, clarinet, bass clarinet
Gregory Herron, percussion 
Lura Johnson-Lee, piano 
Ernest Barretta, piano   
Celeste Blase, violin   
Daphne Benichou, viola
David Shumway, cello    
David Kim-Boyle, computer
Joshua Penrose, assistant

Julien Benichou, conductor

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The April 25th concert featured music by composers Kristine H. Burns and Colby Leider who also  presented lectures on April 26th.

The April 25th concert program included:

Circulo (Leider)
Copper Islands (Burns)
Taedet animam meam for two-channel tape (Leider)
Veni Creator Spiritus (Leider)
Underwear (Burns)
session— (Burns)
Tilt for 8-channel tape and live electronics  (Leider) 
Heavy Metal (Burns)
Veritas ex Machina (Leider)

Featured Performers for this concert included:

Lenedia Crawford, narrator
Marta Bradley, string bass
Barry Dove, percussion