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Acknowledgments

Ocean Calling I - commissioned by Gail Anastasion, Janna Baker, and Laurie Walden, in loving memory of their mother Patricia M. Baker.

Ocean Calling II - commissioned by the South Carolina Music Teachers Association and the National Music Teachers Association.

Ocean Calling III - commissioned by Matt and Debbie Long in memory of Mary Eunice Troy, Matt's grandmother and Meira's first piano teacher.

Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Lopartis are part of the performing consortium for the Ocean Calling series.

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Shih-Hui Chen

UNCW New Music Festival

guest composers
Shih-Hui Chen | David Kechley | Meira Warshauer

February 2 - 4, 2014

The UNCW New Music Festival is committed to presenting new works by guest composers. This year's festival features exciting new music by Shih-Hui Chen, David Kechley and Meira Warshauer. In addition to a line-up world-class performances by resident musicans, the three-day festival features films, workshops, master classes and presentations by the guest composers.

The UNCW New Music Festival is presented by the Department of Music and Office of Cultural Arts, in partnership with Anthropology, Asian Studies, Film Studie, International Programs and Women's Studies.

Schedule

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 (3:00 pm)
Works by Shih-Hui Chen
Film Screening & Live Performance

King Hall Auditorium
FREE & open to the public

Returning Souls, a documentary by Hu Tai-Li, kicks off the New Music Festival. Featuring an original score by guest composer Shih-Hui Chen, Returning Souls follows the most famous ancestral house of the matrilineal Amis tribe in Taiwan in their quest to rebuild a temple destroyed more than 40 years ago (read full summary). Violinist and Music faculty member Danijela Žeželj-Gualdi will also perform Returning Souls: Four Short Pieces on Three Formosan Amis Legends, a work for solo violin, adapted from the original film score

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 (7:30 pm)
Works by David Kechley

Beckwith Recital Hall (Cultural Arts Building)
$5 General Public; Free for UNCW Students

An evening of music featuring selections by guest composer David Kechley, including Points of Departure: Five Pieces for Guitar and Saxophone, commissioned and performed by Susan Fancher (saxophone) and Robert Nathanson (guitar); and Waking Sparrows: Five Haiku Songs, commissioned and performed by Nancy King (soprano) and Robert Nathanson (guitar); Summer’s Passing, performed by Mary Jo White (flute); and Voices from the Garden, performed by the North Carolina Guitar Quartet.

Comments by the composer will precede each piece.

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 (7:30 pm)
Works by Shih-Hui Chen & Meira Warshauer

Beckwith Recital Hall (Cultural Arts Building)
$5 General Public; Free for UNCW Students

An evening of music featuring the world premiere of War Songs: from the Middle Kingdom to Tartars by guest composer Shih-Hui Chen for flute and guitar performed and commissioned by Mary Jo White (flute) and Robert Nathanson (guitar), with lighting design by Max Lydy; and the world premiere of Ocean Calling, sections I - III (for two pianos), written by guest composer Meira Warshauer and performed by Barbara McKenzie and Elizabeth Loparits. Comments by the composers will precede each piece.

Proceeds from the New Music Festival support the UNCW Department of Music Scholarship Fund.

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