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Memory Leaves—Pages Present and Past

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall, Somerville MA

Dec 03 2021
Memory Leaves—Pages Present and Past

A Tufts Composers Concert Honoring Lois Anderson and TJ Anderson, Jr.

The Memory Leaves concert, inspired initially by the August publication of Memory Book, a collection of short TJ Anderson pieces sponsored by American Composers Alliance in honor of TJ’s 93rd birthday, will thus contain the premieres of Anderson’s 2021 pieces Serenade (solo cello; celebrating Lois Anderson’s 91st birthday with music for her favorite instrument); In Memoriam Randy Wilson (solo double bass, remembering this Canterbury Court Retirement Community friend), and Weightless (solo

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Due to COVID regulations, live audiences at Tufts Music events are restricted to individuals with a Tufts ID only who have filled out the Daily COVID-19 Screening Survey.

Free; no tickets required. This event will be live streamed through Tufts Music Live Streaming.

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The Memory Leaves concert, inspired initially by the August publication of Memory Book, a collection of short TJ Anderson pieces sponsored by American Composers Alliance in honor of TJ’s 93rd birthday, will thus contain the premieres of Anderson’s 2021 pieces Serenade (solo cello; celebrating Lois Anderson’s 91st birthday with music for her favorite instrument); In Memoriam Randy Wilson (solo double bass, remembering this Canterbury Court Retirement Community friend), and Weightless (solo flute). Other related Anderson works to be performed will be In Memoriam Peter Gomes (solo viola), In Memoriam Lerone Bennett, Jr. (solo violin), and two renditions of the 1979 solo piano piece Play Me Something. Threaded through these performances will be substantial pieces by Tufts composers Jackson Carter (Sonata for the Apocalypse; cello and piano) and Alan Mackwell (Remains of a Permian Gas Station; string trio), and Tufts alumnus and Drew University Professor Trevor Weston (Eurythmy Variations; solo piano; TJ Anderson has called Weston the most important composer working in the USA today). Memory Leaves—five short, brand new solo works by Jeannette Chechile (alumna and former Anderson mentee), Matthew Diamond (current undergraduate), Hunter Harville-Moxley (current MA candidate in conducting), Katianna Nardone (current MA candidate in composition), and Phillip Wright (current MA candidate in composition)—will infiltrate the proceedings in solo appearances and in an “intermission manifestation” where they will be played simultaneously as an ensemble occurrence. The celebration features faculty and student performers Emmanuel Feldman, cello; Anna Griffis, viola; Annie D. Kim, violin; Hunter Harville-Moxley, double bass; John McDonald, piano; Thomas Stumpf, piano; Samantha Tripp, flute; and Phillip Wright, clarinet.

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Distler Performance Hall

20 Talbot Avenue, Somerville, MA 02155

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