Wednesday, October 31, 2018

10/30/2018 at 7:30 pm

A Tribute to Milton Babbitt (1916-2011)

My Ends Are My Beginnings (1978)

Malena, Mclaren, clarinet

Homily (1987)

Oliver Molina, snare drum

Around the Horn (1993)

Thomas Hundemer, French horn

Danci (1996)

Cain Budds, guitar

Concerto Piccolino (1999)

Andrew Boyd, vibraphone

Autobiography of the Eye (2004)

Terrie Sanders, soprano
Paul Christopher, cello

More Melismata (2005-6)
                    Paul Christopher, cello

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

10/22/2018 at 6:30 pm

Texarkana Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Concert Series
Texas A&M-Texarkana University Center
Tri-State Iron & Metal Atrium, 3rd Floor
7101 University Avenue
Texarkana, Texas


Flute Sonate in E Minor ... Wilhem Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)
Allegro ma non tanto

Divertimento in C Major, Hob. IV:1 ... Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Allegro moderato

Two Aphorisms of Birds & Bushes ... Thomas Hundemer (b.1954)

Trio Sonate in A Minor ... Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773)
Andante moderato

Dream Dances ... Peter Schickele (b. 1935)

Sally Horak, flute
Theresa Bridges, oboe
Paul Christopher, cello

Sunday, October 21, 2018

10/20/2018 at 7:00 pm

Monroe Symphony Orchestra
Neville High School Auditorium
600 Forsythe Ave
Monroe, Louisiana


Selections from West Side Story ... Leonard Berstein

Meditation from Thais ... Jules Massenet

Havanese ... Camille Saint-Saens

Melissa White, violinist

Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88 ... Anton Dvorak

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Guest Artist Recital on 10/17/2018 at 7:30 pm

Craig Hultgren, cellist
Magale Recital Hall
Natchitoches, Louisiana


Orbital Variations for solo cello (2016) ... Shawn Crouch

Beat for cello with electronics (2016) ... David Bohn

Incendiary Rhetoric a politically inspired rant for cello and speaking cellist (2016) ... Alan Schmitz

Improvisation for amplified cello (2018) ... Craig Hultgren

Ce cE ceLLo for cello and sound file (2000) ... Joe L. Alexander

Arguments with Myself for solo cello (2009) ... Todd Gabriel

Turning and Turning in the Widening Gyre for cello and fixed media (2017) ... Charles Mason


Cellist Craig Hultgren remains active in new music, the newly creative arts, and the avant-garde. Recently leaving Birmingham after more than 30 years as a member of the Alabama Symphony, he now resides outside of Decorah, Iowa as the farmer-cellist.

The New York Classical Review commented that he, "…played with impressive poise and sensitivity…" for Dorothy Hindman's 2016 chamber music retrospective at Carnegie Hall. At this point, almost 300 works have been created for him. A recipient of two Artist Fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, he was a member for many years of Th├ímyris, a contemporary chamber music ensemble in Atlanta. He is a founding member of Luna Nova, a new music ensemble with a large repertoire of performances available as podcast downloads on iTunes. Hultgren is featured in three solo CD recordings including The Electro-Acoustic Cello Book on Living Artist Recordings. For ten years, he produced the Hultgren Solo Cello Works Biennial, an international competition that highlighted the best new compositions for the instrument.

Hultgren taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Alabama School of Fine Arts, Wartburg College (Iowa) and Birmingham-Southern College where he directed the BSC New Music Ensemble. He is a founding member and former President of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance and was on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestras of Birmingham and their Scrollworks program. Currently, he is Vice President of the Oneota Valley Community Orchestra Board of Directors in Decorah, and he will become Chair of the Board of Directors for the Iowa Composers Forum in 2019. 

MASTERCLASS on 10/16/2018 at 4:30 pm in room 219.
Masterclass with Hultgren

Masterclass with Hultgren
Hultgren speaking to a freshman theory class

Sunday, October 7, 2018

10/9/2018 at 6:45 pm

Film Music Lecture and Recital
John T. Dunn, lecturer, and Paul Christopher, cello
Assisted by Chialing Hsieh, piano, and Oliver Molina, marimba
Magale Recital Hall
Natchitoches, Louisiana


Fancy on a Bach Air (1996) ... John Corigliano (1938- )

Fantasia for Cello and Piano, Opus 57 (1972) ... Humphrey Searle (1915-1982)

Mariel for Violoncello and Marimba (1999) ... Osvaldo Golijov (1960-)

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, Opus 50 (1929) ... Ernest Toch (1887-1964)
I. Allegro commodo
II. Intermezzo “Die Spinne”: Andante
III. Allegro

L to R: Hsieh, Dunn, Christopher, Molina

10/30/2018 at 12:30 pm

MUS 1500 Student Recitals
Magale Recital Hall
Natchitoches, Louisiana

PROGRAM includes:

Le Grand Tango ... A. Piazzolla

Alonso Restrepo, cello
Dr. Michael Rorex, piano

Saturday, October 6, 2018

10/6/2018 at 7:30 pm

Rapides Symphony Orchestra
Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center
Alexandria, Louisiana


Daugherty - Dreamachine
Strauss - Don Juan
Copland - Billy the Kid Suite

Gregory Lyons - Percussion Soloist

Thursday, October 4, 2018

10/3/2018 at noon

Music at Midday
Rogers Memorial Chapel
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana


Duet in D Major, Opus 19, No. 3 ... J. Offenbach (1819 - 1880)

Duet in C Major, Opus 20, No. 1 ... J. Offenbach
Rondo: Allegretto

Lake Paran's Secrets ... Mara Gibson
Movement I
Movement II
Movement III: Relentlessly

Duet in C Major, Opus 19, No. 1 ... J. Offenbach
Allegro moderato

L to R: Paz, Gibson, Christopher

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

10/1/2018 at 6:30 pm

Recital for the Lesche Club
Lemme House

Natchitoches, Louisiana


Cello Duo by Jacques Offenbach, Opus 20, no. 1

Paul Christopher and Milo Van Paz