||"Exciting, amusing, disturbing, beautiful, and always fascinating" was how the Washington Post described the music of Don Freund, distinguished composer on the faculty of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. Freund will be the third Visiting Composer of this season, and will be represented by two works for chamber orchestra that employ all five of those adjectives: HELL'S HANDBASKET and HARD CELLS. Both works could be described as "charmingly irreverent", or "irreverently charming".
Also on the program is the world premiere of UT Composer Christoper S. Prosser's HAMMER STRIKER, a sonically inventive piece for piano and string trio, as well as works by William Coble (WINTER SKY, written for Ned Rorem's 90th birthday) and Donald Martino (NOTTURNO, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1974).
The concert will take place at 7:30 on Monday, February 17th in the Bates Recital Hall, and is free---no tickets required.