Published: September 09, 2010
David Clark Isele has premiered works in Carnegie Hall, in London and on
Swiss National Radio. But he said his upcoming concert, “Supernal
Temptations,” is the only concert exclusively composed of works by him.
composer-in-residence at UT will premiere five new pieces at a concert
on Wednesday, Sept. 29. The free concert is at 7:30 p.m. in Fletcher
Lounge in Plant Hall on the UT campus.
The concert will feature
contemporary music in varying styles and will serve as a compendium of
Isele’s works. In addition to the new pieces, the hour-long concert will
feature works from the last four years, including chamber music for
piano quartet, small choral ensemble, piano duet and solo piano. The new
compositions will include one each for viola, flute, trumpet, bassoon,
soprano and two pianos.
“In this age where there are thousands
of musical styles available, I choose to compose what I think audiences
will appreciate, and, as importantly, performers will appreciate,” says
Isele, who has composed more than 200 pieces. “I don't think there is an
extremely ‘Isele’ common trait, although my students have told me upon
hearing one of my tunes for the first time, they suspected it was
composed by me.”
Performing in the concert are UT faculty
members Grigorios Zamparas, Mauricio Venturini, Beth Waligorski, Barbara
Prescott, Libor Ondras, Hein Jung and Aric Brian. For more information
call (813) 257-3344 or (813) 253-6211.