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Composers Concert Features Prize-Winning Work

New works by three student composers, including a prize-winner, are presented in the HSU Composers Concert on Friday, November 6, in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Michael Donovan, winner of this semester’s John W. DeLodder competition for his song cycle.

Featured is a song cycle by Michael Donovan for voice and piano entitled “The Dignified Lonely Person,” based on poetry by HSU graduate Marlena Kellogg. Donovan won this semester’s John W. DeLodder competition for best composition with this work. Donova plays the violin and has been actively studying composition for the last two years.

Members of the HSU Jazz Orchestra will play works by Kyle McInnis and Kenneth Bozanich. Humboldt Symphony members will perform “Attribution” by Michael Donovan.

Also on the program are a number of chamber works for instrumental ensembles including violins and percussion, saxophone quartet and guitar quartet.

“These works use various 20th-century compositional techniques consisting of unique harmonic, rhythmic and tonal languages that produce an unusual tapestry of sound,” said HSU composition professor Brian Post.

The Composers Concert is presented on Friday, November 6, at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus. Tickets are $8, $5 seniors and children, free to HSU students with ID, from HSU Box Office (826-3928) or at the door. More information: Produced by HSU Music department.