On Wednesday, October 24, 2012 violinist Walter Verdehr will premiere Jere Hutcheson's 'Five-MinuteWarm-Up' for solo violin. The recital will take place at 7:30 in the Cook Recital Hall in the Music Building on the campus of Michigan State University. Together with his wife, Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, he founded the Verdehr Trio at Michigan State University in 1972, for which they have commissioned more than 200 works from composers around the world including: Gian Carlo Menotti, William Bolcom , Joan Tower, Thea Musgrave, Augusta Reade Thomas , Alan Hovhaness, Peter Sculthorpe, Alexander Arutiunian, David Diamond, and many other distinguished composers. He performs on the ex “Stephens-Verdehr” Stradivarius of 1690.
On October 25, 2012 oboist Jan Eberle will perform the solo part in the premiere performance of Hutcheson's EARTH SONGS, Concerto for Oboe and Wind Symphony. Professor Kevin Sedatole will conduct the performance with the Michigan State University Wind Symphony, 7:30 Great Hall, Wharton Center on the MSU campus.