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Project 21 Student Composers Present Six Premieres
Six premieres by Oklahoma City University student composers will be featured at the Dec. 4 concert of Project 21, the Bass School of Music’s new music consortium. Friday’s performances, free and open to the public, begin at 8 p.m. in the Medium Rehearsal Hall of the Bass Music Center. The evening will open with “Elements,” a four-movement marimba duet by junior Megan Gourley, performed by Jamie Whitmarsh and Dane Romano. Excerpts of junior Benjamin Adgate’s settings of poems from Edgar Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology” will be staged and performed by Desiree Dillon, soprano; Kirsten Mikkelsen, mezzo-soprano; Brett Haynie, tenor; Alex Roths, baritone; and Da Leesa Flick, piano, with staging by Jeremiah Downes. Sophomore Danielle Kilhoffer will premiere her “Canción,” featuring cellists Jeremy Sheets and Summer Suffridge and percussionists David Calhoun, Jamie Whitmarsh, Greg Anikienko, and Joseph Craven. Baritone Clayton Brown will premiere four songs from senior Ben Harrell’s cycle “The Psalms,” accompanied on piano by Jan McDaniel. Freshman David Good’s “Sound and Light” for solo piano will be performed by the composer. Senior Jamie Whitmarsh concludes the program with the premiere his “Incontro Duo,” performed by the composer and fellow percussionist Dane Romano. For more information on the the music composition program at Oklahoma City University, visit http://www.project21composers.com or contact Dr. Edward Knight at eknight@okcu.edu; (405) 208-5274.