On Sunday, January 22nd, the Empyrean Ensemble will present a concert in honor of composer Ross Bauer's 60th birthday (Nov 2011), at the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center, Davis, CA. Featured performers include Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello, Eric Zivian, piano, Peter Josheff, clarinet and Michael Orland, piano. The program includes three works by Bauer, as well as Berio's Squenza IX for solo clarinet, and two world premiere works composed for this occasion by Harold Meltzer and Martha Horst.
Bauer - Piano Quartet
Bauer - The Near Beyond for Clarinet and String Trio
Bauer - Tribute for cello and piano
Berio - IX Sequenza for solo clarinet
Horst - Riff Tides for bass clarinet & string trio
Meltzer - Pink Angels for string trio
UC Davis composition faculty Ross Bauer’s compositions "consistently reveal clarity of form coupled with expressive elegance and a distinct musical trajectory that rewards the listener with its internal logic and compelling conclusions." His music has been performed and recorded by the Radio Orchestras of Hilversum and Slovakia, the Alexander and Arianna Quartets, Speculum Musicae, the New York New Music Ensemble, Sequitur, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, sopranos Susan Narucki and Christine Schadeberg, violinist Curt Macomber, Paul Hillier, and others. He is also the founder and former director of the Empyrean Ensemble. His work is published primarily by C.F. Peters and ACA, and recorded on the GM, Centaur, New World, and Albany labels. For more information and tickets, click here.