The first free concert of the semester will take place on Friday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m., and will feature new music written by DSU music faculty and visiting guest composer, Dr. Steven Ricks, a member of the composition faculty of Brigham Young University. DSU music department chair Glenn Webb will perform Ricks’ 21st century work, Dividing Time, composed for a large collection of percussion instruments.
In addition, DSU adjunct faculty member Robert Matheson will debut his new work, Surround Etude for Trumpet and Electronics, which will be performed by fellow faculty member Gary Caldwell. Matheson pairs the standard trumpet with electronic elements that Caldwell controls with a “Nintendo wii” remote while performing on trumpet. The concert will also mark the debut of an iPad ensemble performing an interactive work entitled Prelude: Audience Interaction.
Contact the Department at 652-7790 or 879-4791 to receive information about the schedule of free concerts and students presenting their Senior Recitals. Tickets for concert and theatre events may be purchased online at dixiestatetickets.com. For a complete listing of all concerts and programs, please visit www.dixieculturalarts.com.