Peoria Lunaire Concert Presents Premieres, Pierrot

April 18, 2013

Peoria Lunaire, the Bradley University faculty chamber ensemble, will give its spring performance on Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker Avenue. Admission is free.

The ensemble debuted last November as a permanent faculty performance group with a presentation of the second part of its namesake composition Pierrot Lunaire, composed by Arnold Schoenberg and premiered one hundred years ago.  The cycle will continue on Friday with a presentation of the first part of Pierrot.

The Bradley faculty members of Peoria Lunaire are Marcia Henry Liebenow, violin; Timothy Archbold, cello; Dr. Kyle Dzapo, flute; Dr. Stephen Heinemann, clarinet; and Dr. John Orfe, piano.

John Orfe will perform works by the great American composers Elliott Carter and Steve Reich, including the Illinois premiere of a new version of Reich’s Piano Counterpoint.  Dr. Orfe gave the American premiere of the Reich last month at Stanford University. His own composition, Leviathan, will feature himself and clarinetists David Gresham and Stephen Heinemann, clarinet professors at, respectively, Illinois State University and Bradley.

The concert also features premieres by current and former Bradley composition students, including “Though I Am Young and Cannot Tell” by sophomore Kinza Hagerup of Dousman, Wisconsin, andTriple-Double by 2011 graduate Dan Viggers.  These works will be performed by student members of the New-Music Ensemble. Other composers who will be represented include American Ned Rorem and the Australian Peter Sculthorpe.

For more informa­­tion, call 677-2603.