Like many modern composers, Canadian Ann Southam began her career by writing neo-romantic works, but later moved towards a lyrical sort of atonal minimalism. After several years exploring the field of electronic music, Southam went the way of acoustic instruments with evocative works like her "Rivers" series for piano, which we sample tonight.

Also Featured Tonight

Brenno Blauth / Concertino for Oboe and Strings
Eric Ewazen / Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Violincello and Piano
Charles Mingus / Compositional Theme Story: Medleys, Anthems and Folklore
Garrett Fisher / "Moon in the Bucket"
Johann Sebastian Bach / Triple Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1044