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UVU Music Department Presents Evening Of Music

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February 19, 2013

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807

Written by: Karissa Neely (801) 863-6807

The Utah Valley University Music Department will continue its “Evening of Music” series on March 1 with a faculty chamber concert. The evening’s music focuses on audience friendly music from the 20th and 21st centuries, including two new pieces.

“The first, ‘Three Songs in the Key of Dreams,’ weaves bits of lyrics from songs by the popular band Radio Head, into a three movement piece for marimba and voice — blurring the line between art and popular music,” said Doug Smith, UVU assistant professor of percussion. “The second is a work for clarinet, trumpet, marimba, and piano by Roderick Gorby titled ‘Erbium.’”

Smith will also perform a set of two French songs by Emmanul Séjourné for marimba and voice, accompanying himself on the marimba. Mary Richards, adjunct music instructor, and Lysa Rytting, will play a sonata on the flute and harp.

“They will also join me in a fiery setting of a specially commissioned piece by Pablo Neruda and film score composer Beth Caucci,” Smith said.

Seretta Hart, adjunct music instructor, and Hilary Demske, UVU assistant professor of music, will also present a work for trumpet and piano by Anthony Plog.

The “Evening of Music Series” is a series of concerts organized by area coordinators of the UVU Music Department. The concerts take place about once per month during fall and spring semesters. The repertoire is generally chamber music, with some solos performed.

“Each concert is unique,” Smith said. “These are all world-class, professional musicians who have been working on their crafts for years.”

The Evening of Music Event will be March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the UVU Science Building auditorium, room 134. Tickets are available at uvu.edu/campusconnection/events.

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About UVU

Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to more than 30,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community school, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.

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