Composers We Have Known

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Star Hall

Jesse Blumberg, baritone

Ayano Ninomiya, violin

Arnaud Sussmann, violin

Charles Yang, violin

Leslie Tomkins, viola

Jay Campbell, cello

Nicholas Canellakis, cello

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Robert Black, bass

Michael Barrett, piano

Michael Brown, piano

Leann Osterkamp, piano

Eric Zivian, piano

Barry Centanni, percussion


Lou Harrison: Varied Trio for violin, piano &  percussion 

James Sellars: Palm Court Music    

Ned Rorem: Dances, for cello and piano      

Juantio Becenti: Divertimento       

Event Description: 

Twenty-five years of MMF Composers-in-Residence. 

The MMF has a storied history of featuring some of America’s greatest composers, often coming to Moab for the first time in their lives. Since 1993, important composers have come to Moab, interacted with the community, and presided over  performances of their music. This program offers a brief look back at MMF composers-in-residence and relives fond memories of their reactions to Moab, their personalities,  and music. Juantio Becenti, a Navajo composer joins his predecessors, and marks a 20-year relationship with the MMF in a performance of his colorful piano quartet Divertimento, premiered by the MMF in 2013.

Adult: $25
Child (6-18): $5