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New Music Ensemble recital March 5 to feature works by Andrew Rindfleisch

February 22, 2012
Dr. Andrew Rindfleisch
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire New Music Ensemble will perform several musical pieces by composer Dr. Andrew Rindfleisch at 7:30 p.m. March 5 in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Earlier in the day, Rindfleisch — an active composer, conductor and pianist — will give a presentation on his work. His presentation will begin at 10 a.m. March 5 in Room 159 of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The evening performance will begin with "What Vibes!" by Rindfleisch, and will feature Dr. Tim Lane, flute; Dr. Melissa Koprowski, clarinet; Nobuyoshi Yasuda, violin; freshman Kaitlyn Witherspoon, Monona, cello; Dr. Owen Lovell, piano; Dr. Jeffery Crowell, percussion; and Dr. Peter Haberman, conductor.

Lane will then perform "Network Slammer" by Zack Browning. A performance of Rindfleisch's "Quiet Music," by Dr. Tulio Rondón, cello, will follow. "Trois Intermezzi" by Thierry Escaich then will be presented by Lane, Koprowski and Doug O'Connor, saxophone.

The recital will conclude with Rindfleisch's "In the Zone," performed by senior Stuart Wallace, Bloomington, Ill., trumpet; senior Loren Endorf, Ham Lake, Minn., trumpet; senior Jennifer Newton, Stillwater, Minn., horn; senior Joe Aumann, Hartford, trombone; and senior Rob Margolis, Plymouth, Minn., tuba.

Rindfleisch's music, which has gained popular and critical acclaim around the world, is known for its meticulous craft and remarkable expressivity. His catalog can be found on the Manzo Music website.

Rindfleisch received a bachelor's degree from UW-Madison, a master's degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a doctorate in music from Harvard University.

A professor of music and head of music composition studies at Cleveland State University in Ohio, Rindfleisch has founded several contemporary music ensembles. He directs the Cleveland Contemporary Players, and the Utah Arts Festival Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble.

Rindfleisch has received many honors for his compositions. He accepted a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, was a recipient of the coveted Rome Prize and received the Cleveland Arts Prize, the Aaron Copland Award and the Koussevitzky Foundation Commission from the Library of Congress.

The March 5 guest artist recital is free and open to the public.

For more information about UW-Eau Claire music events, visit the calendar online.


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