Musical Mavericks Series: The Music of Ecstasy
Teresa McCollough, piano and electronics
featuring music by George Crumb, Scott Blasco and Olivier Messiaen
Friday, May 1st, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Recital Hall; Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, California 95053
Join Professor McCollough in a special faculty recital, featuring music inspired by sacred text and imagery. A preview lecture-recital about the event will be presented on the series Music at Noon, Wednesday, April 29th, at 12 p.m.
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Written for McCollough, this work musically illustrates the 193 countries represented in the United Nations. Composed over as many days, each piece evokes the ecological and political issues that each nation faces in the challenge to create a global message for world peace. See the score and listen to samples
Sacred and Profane
The Music of Messiaen, Blasco, and Prokofiev
Teresa McCollough plays new music for solo piano, two pianos, and piano and percussion by contemporary composers Alvin Singleton, John Adams, and George Crumb, with NY premieres by Gabriela Lena Frank and Sam Pluta. With guest artists, Michael Boyd, piano, and Chris Froh and Russell Greenberg, percussion. Read More...
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