Birmingham Art Music Alliance
2006-2007 Concert Series

Concert I | Concert II | Duo 46 | Karen Bentley Pollick & Ivan Sokolov | Electroacoustic & Collaborations
Craig Hultgren & Kathryn Fouse | Chicago Composers Forum Exchange


Concert I
Thursday, September 28 2006, at 7 pm
Alabama School of Fine Arts
Hess-Abroms Recital Hall

  • Shane Lamb - Piece for Flute and Piano (performed by Kimberly Scott & Kevin Chance)
  • Dorothy Hindman � Lost in Translation for soprano saxophone & piano
  • James Jensen � Crown for soprano & piano
  • Michael Angell - Playing the Wheel for flute and electronics (performed by Donnie Ashworth)
  • Michael Coleman - Fragments for cello (performed by Craig Hultgren)
  • Kurt Carpenter - Variations Comin' 'Round The Mountain for piano (performed by Adam Bowles)
  • Brian Moon - Politics of Lost & Found for soprano, flute & piano


    Concert II
    Monday, November 13, 2006, at 7:30 pm
    University of Montevallo
    Davis Music Bldg. - LeBaron Recital Hall

  • William Price - Sans Titre V for amplified cello (performed by Craig Hultgren)
  • Monroe Golden � Section 16, Township 17, Range 3 East for piano & synthesizer (performed by Kurt Carpenter & Ellen Tweiten)
  • Ed Robertson � Two Piano Pieces (performed by Anthony Pattin)
  • Lori Neprud-Ardovino - Tetrad Equinox for soprano, flute, violin & piano
  • Matthew Scott Phillips - String Quartet in Modes
  • Robert Boury � Two Moth Toccatas for piano (performed by Kurt Carpenter)
  • Joseph Landers � Bagatelles for string quartet


    Duo 46
    Monday, February 12, 2007
    Birmingham-Southern College, Hill Recital Hall

    Duo46 is all about breaking boundaries - emotional, harmonic, rhythmic and textural. Guitarist Dr. Matt Gould and violinist Beth Ilana Schneider are musicians of rare sensitivity, unforced reflexivity and effortless virtuosity.� Since 1994, these American Artist/Educators have established themselves as an important advocate of contemporary art music with over 70 commissioned works, two critically acclaimed recordings, numerous premiere performances on three continents, and appearances at international music festivals and venues of international importance. Recognized as innovative educators, Duo46 has been a visiting resident ensemble at University of Florida, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska, Wellesley College, Harvard and Uludag, performing faculty/student compositions and presenting workshops and master-classes. From 2000-2005, Matt and Beth were on faculty at Eastern Mediterranean University on the island of Cyprus. In the interest of promoting cultural awareness and a global peace through music, Duo46 organized local outreach projects such as performing western classical music throughout the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and organizing short-term residencies for composers and performers. Many award-winning composers from Europe and North America participated in the residency including Daniel Asia, Brian Hulse, Jorge Liderman, David Lidov, Paul Richards, Russell Sarre and Allan Segall as well as cellists Erich Oskar Huetter, Ozgur Elgun and violist Peter Sulski.
    This concert will include new works by Alabama composers written specifically for Duo 46.

    Karen Bentley Pollick & Ivan Sokolov
    Thursday, March 1, 2007
    Birmingham-Southern College, Hill Recital Hall

    Moscow pianist/composer Ivan Sokolov joins forces with BSC First Lady Karen Bentley Pollick in a program of violin/piano duos composed especially for them in Rome by Dorothy Hindman and Charles Norman Mason, recipient of the Samuel Barber Prize in Music Composition at the American Academy in Rome. Premiered in Seattle in February, 2006 and then performed in Rome at Villa Aurelia in May, 2006, the dynamic duos will come home to Birmingham on March 1, 2007 at 7:30 pm at Hill Recital Hall on the Birmingham Southern College campus. Sokolov's sonorous Solechnaya (Sunlight) Sonata will also be featured on the recital along with world premieres of duos composed by members of BAMA. top

    Electroacoustic & Collaborations Concert
    Monday, March 5, 2007, at 7:30 pm
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Hulsey Recital Hall

  • Michael Angell � Octophonic Dance � computer generated with optional dance and video
  • Rick Nance � Analogies of Control for cello and sound files (performed by Craig Hultgren)
  • Kurt Carpenter � Kandinsky Changes
  • Jan Vicar � Little Melodramas for reciter & piano (performed by Adam Bowles)
  • Marc LeMay � The Crab for ecello with sound & video files (performed by Craig Hultgren)
  • William Price - Three Short Pieces - sound files


    Craig Hultgren & Kathryn Fouse
    Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 7:30 pm
    Samford University, Wright Center Recital Hall

    Compositions for cello and piano by Kurt Carpenter, Paul Clem, Cynthia Miller, Ed Robertson, and George Rochberg. Cellist Craig Hultgren is an activist for new music, the newly creative arts, and the avant-garde. Possessing a broad range of instrumental techniques from traditional to radical, he has had over 100 new works written for him. Through his collaborations with living composers, he is changing the way people write for and listen to the instrument. Kathryn Fouse serves on the faculty of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where she is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Piano Pedagogy and Class Piano. In addition to her commitment to education, she continues to maintain an active career as a virtuoso pianist and a professional accompanist as evidenced by recent appearances in such venues as Carnegie Hall and at the Royal Academy of Music in London. top

    Chicago Composers Forum Exchange Concert
    Sunday, June 3, 2007 at 7 pm
    ARTBURST Performance Series
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham
    4300 Hampton Heights off West Valley Avenue

    Serving the greater Chicago community, the Chicago Composers Forum's mission continues to support the making, playing and enjoyment of new music by linking communities and audiences with composers, performers and advocates of new music.
    This program is to be divided between Birmingham and Chicago composers, with the same program performed in both cities. BAMA works will be selected by CCF, and CCF works by BAMA. Instrumentation may include flute, violin, cello, piano, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, percussion, electronics, and/or voice.


    Ticket Information:
    Season subscriptions are $30, single tickets are $6, and student tickets are $3. Students who attend the host school, college or university are admitted free. Season subscriptions can be purchased online here. Single tickets can be purchased at the door beginning one hour prior to the concert.