CONWAY, Ark. (February 7,
2018) – The music of Philip Wharton, visiting composer at Hendrix College, will
be featured in two concerts this month, set for Monday, February 26 and
Tuesday, February 27 in Reves Recital Hall, Trieschmann Fine Arts Building.
Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.
Monday’s selection of
chamber works includes the alto saxophone sonata Prohibition; a flute sonata; Songs
of Cornwall; 6 Bagatelles for two
flutes and piano; and two movements from Phantasms
for saxophone choir. Tuesday’s program features the world premiere of Jigsaw, a work for solo piano; two
settings of Carl Sandburg texts, The
Prairie Sings and Blooms Remembered;
and a sonata for alto trombone.
compositions, heralded from coast to coast, have been described by the New York Concert Review as,
“…decidedly contemporary…both engaging and accessible.” They have been
performed at the Santa Fe Opera, on tour by the Grammy-nominated Borealis Wind
Quintet, and by chamber symphonies, regional orchestras, and more. Other
projects include collaborations with author Janet Burroway and illustrator John
Vernon Lord to create musical settings of their books for children: The Giant Jam Sandwich, The Truck on the Track, and a
vocal-monodrama, The Perfect Pig.
Both concerts are part of
the Harold Thompson Recital Series at Hendrix College. Performers include John
Krebs, Hendrix professor of music, piano; Alicia Williams, Hendrix adjunct
instructor of music, flute; Danielle Dilday ’21, Hendrix student, flute; Sarah
Stankiewicz and Kara Claybrook, Hendrix adjunct instructors of music, voice;
Barbara Clements, associate professor of music, Arkansas Tech University,
voice; Sean Reed, assistant professor of music, Arkansas Tech University,
trombone; Christopher Barrick, associate professor of music, University of
Arkansas-Fort Smith, alto saxophone; and the University of Central Arkansas
For more information about
these events, contact Dr. John Krebs, 501-450-1245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A private liberal arts
college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as
one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That
Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and
rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous
college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been
affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.