West Coast Premiere
by David Maslanka
Chris Chapman, guest conductor
Thursday, April 20 7:30 PM
LaSells Stewart Center
875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis, OR
A joint performance by the Corvallis Repertory Singers, Oregon State University choirs, and OSU Wind Ensemble. Chris Chapman, OSU associate professor and director of bands, will conduct the performance.
Maslanka, known for his colorful and inventive wind ensemble compositions, has composed 130 major works, 40 of them for wind instruments. Maslanka’s Mass is no exception to his distinctive compositional style. Scored for a sparse wind ensemble of 36 instrumentalists, the work includes two soloists and two mixed choirs.
Maslanka’s work also is unique because it intersperses the Latin Mass text with settings of Richard Beale’s poetry in smaller chamber works for the two solo vocalists.
Soprano Amy Hansen and Baritone Nicolai Strommer will perform the solo pieces. Hansen, joined the OSU vocal faculty in Fall, 2016. She graduated with honors from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, completed graduate work at Indiana University, and is a resident artist with the Portland Opera. Strommer has been hailed by the New York Times as a “standout performer,” with concert credits that include a Carnegie Hall debut. Strommer completed his undergraduate studies at Oregon State University and a graduate degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.
Maslanka himself will be on hand to witness the performance and supervise the production.
General Admission Tickets:
$25 main floor, $18 balcony
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