Music Department Events

Jan 19

Guest Artist Concert: The Irrelevants, with Nicola Melville, piano

Guest Artist Concert: The Irrelevants The Irrelevants are saxophonist Carrie Koffman and violist Tim Deighton. Their collaboration began as the result of their curiosity about the sonic possibilities created by the saxophone and the viola together. As performers, they believe they have discovered a unique musical vehicle with which to contribute to the development of innovative repertoire. For this program, works will include Hindemith's "Heckelphone" Trio, op. 47 for Piano, Tenor Saxophone, and Viola, a transcription of Max Bruch's Double Concerto for Alto Saxophone, Viola, and Piano, and a special arrangement of a work by Minnesota composer, Libby Larsen. The Irrelevants have performed throughout the United States, New Zealand and Italy in venues ranging from academic institutions and new music festivals to community chamber music series. This concert represents a kind of reunion: Tim and Nicola last performed together (almost 20 years ago!) as students at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Koffman teaches at The Hartt School and Deighton teaches at Penn State University.

Friday, January 19th, 2007
8:00 – 9:30 pm / Concert Hall

Sponsored by Music. Contact: Gao Hong, Music, x5852