December 2010 performances

De Profundis
@ UMKC Composers Guild Concert
Wednesday, December 1, 7:30pm, White Hall (address below)

@ Kevin Maret doctoral percussion recital
Sunday, December 5, 5:00pm, White Hall

James C. Olsen Performing Arts Center
University of Missouri-Kansas City
4949 Cherry St.
Kansas City, MO 64110

For both performances, the performers will be:
Hayes Bunch, conductor
Katie Woolf, soprano
Katherine Crawford, mezzo-soprano
Jedd Schneider, tenor
Grace Lai, flute
Sharra Wagner, clarinet
Paul Roberts, horn
Brendan Bondurant, electric guitar
Brian Padavic, electric bass
Kevin Maret, drum set
Spencer Jones, glockenspiel
Chris Howard, vibroaphone
Kari Johnson, piano
Katie Benyo, violin
Lizz Hougland, viola
Stamos Martin, cello

October 2010 performances

Four Songs from The Caucasian Chalk Circle
@ SCI Region V Conference
Friday, October 2, 2:00pm, Denkmann Hall
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Katherine Crawford, mezzo-soprano; fixed-media electronics

Four Songs from The Caucasian Chalk Circle
@ Electronic Music Midwest 2010 Festival
Saturday, October 16, 5:00pm
Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
Katherine Crawford, mezzo-soprano; fixed-media electronics

Review of Four Songs

My favorite piece of the night was the most “traditional” even though the accompaniment was computerized. The song cycle Four Songs from the Caucasian Chalk Circle, written by Scott Blasco and performed by versatile mezzo-soprano, Katherine Crawford.  Originally written for a theater group performing the Bertolt Brecht play by the same name, and it was, in my opinion, nothing less than phenomenal.

Read it all here.

Four Songs recording

A recording of Four Songs from The Caucasian Chalk Circle has been posted on UMKC Conservatory’s InstantEncore page as part of the Best of Spring 2010 Performances playlist. The performance is by Katherine Crawford, from the February 2010 Composers Guild concert.


The songs themselves are also available on my profile page, and the complete playlist is here (the pieces by my friends Chris Biggs, Caroline Miller, and Brad Baumgardner are all top notch).