Music By ‘guerilla Composers’ At The Conservatory Brass Chamber Music Recital

Ringo and the "LOVE" cast

The Friday concert was presented by the Guerilla Composers Guild , showcasing the work of three composers born between 1987 and 1990. Last nights performance by ILBTrio opened with a fanfare by Eric Choate, the youngest composer of the group. In the context of the entire evenings recital, it provided a striking contrast to the beginning of the concert, which was the fanfare that Paul Dukas composed for his music for the ballet La Peri. The Dukas fanfare is a warhorse for those who know the brass repertoire. While Choate clearly understood the nature of fanfare rhetoric, he managed to cast it in a framework of entirely different melodic and harmonic tropes. This was music to grab the listeners attention through novelty and hold it through technical discipline.
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