2006-2007 Season

Thursday, September 28 2006, at 7 pm
Alabama School of Fine Arts, Hess-Abroms Recital Hall

Shane Lamb – Piece for Flute and Piano (performed by Kimberly Scott & Kevin Chance)
Dorothy Hindman – Lost in Translation for soprano saxophone & piano
James Jensen – Crown for soprano & piano
Michael Angell – Playing the Wheel for flute and electronics (performed by Donnie Ashworth)
Michael Coleman – Fragments for cello (performed by Craig Hultgren)
Kurt Carpenter – Variations Comin’ ‘Round The Mountain for piano (performed by Adam Bowles)
Brian C. Moon – Politics of Lost & Found for soprano, flute & piano

Monday, November 13, 2006, at 7:30 pm
University of Montevallo, LeBaron Recital Hall

William Price – Sans Titre V for amplified cello (performed by Craig Hultgren)
Monroe Golden – Section 16, Township 17, Range 3 East for piano & synthesizer (performed by Kurt Carpenter & Ellen Tweiten)
Ed Robertson – Two Piano Pieces (performed by Anthony Pattin)
Lori Neprud-Ardovino – Tetrad Equinox for soprano, flute, violin & piano
Matthew Scott Phillips – String Quartet in Modes
Robert Boury – Two Moth Toccatas for piano (performed by Kurt Carpenter)
Joseph Landers – Bagatelles for string quartet

DUO 46
Monday, February 12, 2007
Birmingham-Southern College, Hill Recital Hall

“Duo46 is all about breaking boundaries – emotional, harmonic, rhythmic and textural. Guitarist Dr. Matt Gould and violinist Beth Ilana Schneider are musicians of rare sensitivity, unforced reflexivity and effortless virtuosity.” Since 1994, these American Artist/Educators have established themselves as an important advocate of contemporary art music with over 70 commissioned works, two critically acclaimed recordings, numerous premiere performances on three continents, and appearances at international music festivals and venues of international importance. Recognized as innovative educators, Duo46 has been a visiting resident ensemble at University of Florida, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska, Wellesley College, Harvard and Uludag, performing faculty/student compositions and presenting workshops and master-classes. From 2000-2005, Matt and Beth were on faculty at Eastern Mediterranean University on the island of Cyprus. In the interest of promoting cultural awareness and a global peace through music, Duo46 organized local outreach projects such as performing western classical music throughout the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and organizing short-term residencies for composers and performers. Many award-winning composers from Europe and North America participated in the residency including Daniel Asia, Brian Hulse, Jorge Liderman, David Lidov, Paul Richards, Russell Sarre and Allan Segall as well as cellists Erich Oskar Huetter, Ozgur Elgun and violist Peter Sulski.
This concert will include new works by Alabama composers written specifically for Duo 46.

Thursday, March 1, 2007
Birmingham-Southern College, Hill Recital Hall

Moscow pianist/composer Ivan Sokolov joins forces with Karen Bentley Pollick in a program of violin/piano duos composed especially for them in Rome by Dorothy Hindman and Charles Norman Mason, recipient of the Samuel Barber Prize in Music Composition at the American Academy in Rome. Premiered in Seattle in February, 2006 and then performed in Rome at Villa Aurelia in May, 2006, the dynamic duos will come home to Birmingham on March 1, 2007 at 7:30 pm at Hill Recital Hall on the Birmingham Southern College campus. Sokolov’s sonorous Solechnaya (Sunlight) Sonata will also be featured on the recital along with world premieres of duos composed by members of BAMA.

Monday, March 5, 2007, at 7:30 pm
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Hulsey Recital Hall

Michael Angell – Octophonic Dance – computer generated with optional dance and video
Rick Nance – Analogies of Control for cello and sound files (performed by Craig Hultgren)
Kurt Carpenter – Kandinsky Changes
Jan Vicar – Little Melodramas for reciter & piano (performed by Adam Bowles)
Marc LeMay – The Crab for ecello with sound & video files (performed by Craig Hultgren)
William Price – Three Short Pieces – sound files

Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 7:30 pm
Samford University, Wright Center Recital Hall

Compositions for cello and piano by Kurt Carpenter, Paul Clem, Cynthia Miller, Ed Robertson, and George Rochberg. Cellist Craig Hultgren is an activist for new music, the newly creative arts, and the avant-garde. Possessing a broad range of instrumental techniques from traditional to radical, he has had over 100 new works written for him. Through his collaborations with living composers, he is changing the way people write for and listen to the instrument. Kathryn Fouse serves on the faculty of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where she is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Piano Pedagogy and Class Piano. In addition to her commitment to education, she continues to maintain an active career as a virtuoso pianist and a professional accompanist as evidenced by recent appearances in such venues as Carnegie Hall and at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Sunday, June 3, 2007 at 7 pm
ARTBURST Performance Series, Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham

Serving the greater Chicago community, the Chicago Composers Forum’s mission continues to support the making, playing and enjoyment of new music by linking communities and audiences with composers, performers and advocates of new music.  This program is to be divided between Birmingham and Chicago composers, with the same program performed in both cities. BAMA works will be selected by CCF, and CCF works by BAMA. Instrumentation may include flute, violin, cello, piano, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, percussion, electronics, and/or voice.