2022 Composers Project Final Concert

Thursday, June 30 at 7:30pm

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If you're looking for inspiration, don't miss this concert!

We are proud to present our incredibly talented young composers in their final concert of the 2022 season. These ambitious musicians have been hard at work creating their final compositions of the season.  Their compositions are inspired by their learning about the Nisenan.  Their pieces promise to leave you inspired and amazed by their artistry! The finished works will be performed by accomplished local professional musicians at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City.

Venue:

Miners Foundry

325 Spring St.

Nevada City, CA 95959

2021 Composers Project Final Concert

Program:

Road to Redemption

Egan, 17

Egan Rogers, acoustic bass, Kit Bailey, drums and Ken Hardin, piano

 

Forgetting a Beautiful Thing

Ari, 14

Jia-mo Chen, cello and Lynn Schugren, piano

 

Gold Rush

Baraka, 15

Shannon Devir, flute and Tony Unger, classical guitar

 

Reflections on a Lost Opportunity

Kieran, 17

Murray Campbell, oboe and Jia-mo Chen, cello

 

Forest

Nikita, 18

Miriana Cota, violin, Jia-mo Chen, cello and Lynn Schugren, piano

 

Before Time

Jaxon, 14

Miriana Cota, violin, Jia-mo Chen, cello and Ken Hardin, piano

 

Longing for Eternity

Athena, 16

Miriana Cota, violin, Jia-mo Chen, cello and Lynn Schugren, piano

 

Lamentations of the Earth

Eva, 18

Miriana Cota, violin, David Thorp, viola, Jia-mo Chen, cello and Lynn Schugren, piano

 

Intermission…….

 

Steward of the Land

Frances, 18

David Coe, clarinet, Jia-mo Chen, cello and Lauren Sharkey, harp

 

Erased

Levi, 18

John Frantz, trumpet, Marni Johnson, French horn and Doug Miner, trombone

 

Two Centuries of Madness

Luca, 17

Shannon Devir, flute, Jia-mo Chen, cello and Ken Hardin, piano

 

Before Gold Rush

Malakai, 15

Miriana Cota, violin, Jia-mo Chen, cello and Ken Hardin, piano

 

Waltz on Stolen Ground

Natalie, 17

Egan Rogers, electric bass and Ken Hardin, piano

 

Language

Noah, 18

David Thorp, viola and Jia-mo Chen, cello

 

Planting the Seed

Eliza, 17

Shannon Devir, flute, David Coe, clarinet and Eliza Hagy, piano

 

Measured Loss

Jamie, 18

David Coe, clarinet, Jia-mo Chen, cello and Lynn Schugren, piano

 

All of these compositions were inspired by:

Field trips to the Nisenan’s Uba Seo Gallery. Talks with Shelly Covert, Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribal Spokesperson and Executive Director of CHIRP.  Gallery tour with Ember Amador, Executive Assistant. Field trip to the presentation of the new Nisenan mural in Grass Valley. Zoom talk with Lawyer, Frank Lawrence. A classroom lecture-presentation with Cal Irvine professor of Native American Studies, Tanis Thorne

… Please stay for a reception following the concert …