Syracuse University’s Contemporary Music Ensemble will perform Nov. 14 in Setnor auditorium
Syracuse University’s Contemporary Music Ensemble will perform Nov. 14 in Setnor auditoriumNovember 11, 2002Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
The work of Central New York composer Dana Wilson of Ithaca College will be featured at Syracuse University’s Contemporary Music Ensemble Fall 2002 concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium in SU’s Crouse College. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Contemporary Music Ensemble is comprised of students in the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts, who have a high interest in performing new music. The ensemble presents one concert each semester under the direction of nationally renowned composer Daniel S. Godfrey, professor of musical composition in the Setnor School of Music and 2001 recipient of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship.
The concerts feature a performance of at least one, group-created improvisation as well as traditionally performed repertoire from the contemporary literature. Included in the Nov. 14 concert will be two works by guest composer Wilson-“The Ascent of Helicon” and “Sati”-a group improvisation called “Responses” and works by Poul Ruders, and Rolf Fatlos.
Godfrey began his career at SU in 1983. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Yale University School of Music. Godfrey has composed some 50 works during his career. In addition to the Guggenheim Fellowship, his recent accomplishments include an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1998), a commission from the Barlow Endowment for Music for “Symphony in Minor (1999) and a commission from the Koussevizky Music Foundation for his “String Quartet No. 3” (2000), among others.