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The New Music Ensemble at Towson University

During 2007-2008, the Ensemble presented  three concerts: October 24, 2007, February 27th, 2008 and  April 23rd, 2008.  All concerts weere given  in the Center for the Arts Recital Hall at Towson University. 

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The October 24th concert featured music by David Froom whose composition Emerson Songs was performed by Featured Performer Leneida Crawford.

The October concert also included Luciano Berio's Circles  for voice, harp, and two percussion, and 
Judith Lang Zaimont's composition From the Great Land: Womans Songs  for mezzo soprano, clarinet (Eskimo drum), and piano.

Ensemble members for this concert included:

Sara Nichols, flute, alto fl., piccolo
Sandy Lisicky, oboe, e.h.
Marguerite Levin, clarinet, bass clarinet

Terry Ewell, bassoon
Barry Dove, percussion
Gregory Herron, percussion 

Julia Martin, harp
Susan Ricci Rogel, piano 

Celeste Blase, violin   
Daphne Benichou, viola
David Shumway, cello    

Julien Benichou, conductor

Joshua Penrose, assistant


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The February 27th
concert featured an evening of music by composer Paul Rudy, who also presened a lecture on February 27th at 7:00 prior to the concert.

The program included:

Thema: Omaggio
  multi-channel computer music

Degrees of Separation
  for cactus and electronics

Suite from In lake’ch
  multi-channel computer music

November Sycamore Leaf
   multi-channel computer music and video

Love Song
  multi-channel computer music


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The April 23rd concert featured a series of mixed ensemble works. 
The program included Burton Beerman's Circle Dance  for string quartet, Pierre Boulez's Dérive, and Charles Wuorinen's New York Notes.

Ensemble members for this concert included:

Lisa Cella, flute, alto fl., piccolo
E. Michael Richards, clarinet, bass clarinet
Barry Dove, percussion
Lura Johnson, piano 
Celeste Blase, violin  
Jeffrey Howard, violin 
Jennifer Rende, viola
David Shumway, cello    

Julien Benichou, conductor


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bassoon trombone conductor percussion cello
Photos: Kanji Takeno

For more information regarding NME events contact William Kleinsasser, NME Director 
at 410-704-2817; FAX 410-704-2841 or email: nme_at_towson.edu