An evening of acoustic chamber music performed by Mark Lackey, Craig Hultgren, Kenneth A. Kuhn, LaDonna Smith, and the LeBaron Trio (soprano Melanie Williams, clarinetist Lori Ardovino, and pianist Laurie Middaugh).
Cellist Craig Hultgren returns to Birmingham to perform solo works by two emeritus professors of composition, Cello Sketches by Alan Schmitz from the University of Northern Iowa and Bare ruin’d choirs… by James A. Jensen from Samford University. Two solo piano works will be presented by the composers: Samford professor Mark Lackey’s Return and Kenneth A. Kuhn’s Movement in C-major. Improvisational artist LaDonna Smith will play Streaming from another World with collaborator Leland Scott Davis on jazz drums, frame drum, and tablas. The LeBaron Trio (soprano Melanie Williams, clarinetist Lori Ardovino, and pianist Laurie Middaugh) will perform Joseph Landers’ Accuse Me Not, Ed Robertson’s Seven Cinquains of Adelaide Crapsey, and Ardovino’s Letters Poetry by Anne Bradstreet.
This event is co-sponsored by the Birmingham Art Music Alliance and the Samford University Division of Music. The 2019 Birmingham New Music Festival is made possible in part by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.