Music’s popular three-day event, Scores of Sound, now takes up even more space on campus, with performances scheduled for Commons, Nellie’s Cafe, and, of course, Kerry Hall and PONCHO.
Scores of Sound is a three-day festival of music from the students of Cornish’s Music Department. “Scores of Sound has been a tradition in Cornish’s Music Department for almost 20 years. A celebration of student work that has taken place over the semester in ensembles, studios, and classrooms, this 3-day festival will present music from many traditions and styles, with several world premieres by student composers,” said Music Chair James Falzone. In the words of John Cage, “you won’t hear anything, you’ll hear everything.”
The Fall 2018 event takes place December 5, 6, and 7 in Kerry Hall, PONCHO, the Cornish Commons, and Nellie’s Cafe.
The many highlights include:
Students from the Opera Scenes class (December 5, 12:30 p.m. at PONCHO), coached by Natalie Lerch, perform Gallantry by Douglas Moore, a “soap” opera complete with commercials and a dance.
Students from Songwriting (December 5, 3:00 p.m. at PONCHO), coached by Kelly Ash, perform their original songs and collaborations.
The Cornish Gamelan Ensemble (December 5, 8:00 p.m. at PONCHO), directed by Jarrad Powell, performs American composer Lou Harrison’s Philemon and Baukis for violin and gamelan. This performance features senior music student Lily Shababi on violin.
The African Drumming Ensemble (December 6, 12:30), coached by Kofi Anang, perform for the lunchtime crowd in Nellie’s Cafe.
Students from Composing for Jazz Ensemble (December 6, 8 p.m. at PONCHO), coached by Jovino Santos Neto, premiere their new compositions with an ensemble comprised of Cornish faculty members.
The Creative Ensemble (December 7, 8 p.m. at Kerry 119), directed by Tom Varner, reimagines music of Dmitri Shostakovitch, whose dark humor seems to speak to aspects of today’s troubled times.