Living Sounds, April 9, with composer Richard Danielpour

The final concert in Blair’s Living Sounds series has a twist this year.

Living Sounds is an annual three-concert series showcasing the work of Blair’s student composers, performed by their fellow students. It’s always an engaging and wide-ranging exploration of contemporary composition.

Acclaimed contemporary composer Richard Danielpour has been in residence at Blair all semester, working with our composition majors on pieces for this final Living Sounds program. Danielpour selected a poem, “Divan 943,” by Jalàluddin Rumi. Working with Danielpour, 13 composition majors have spent the semester creating settings of the poem for voice and piano. On April 9, these pieces will be performed in concert by Blair voice majors.

Composers and performers

  • Jon O’Hara, composer; Paige Stinnett, soprano; Ben Harris, piano
  • Alex Commanday, composer; Carl Hellmers, tenor; Ben Harris, piano
  • Christine Hawn, composer; Mark Margaret Kelly, soprano; Ben Harris, piano
  • Matt Rafferty, composer; Sydel Fisher, soprano; Ben Harris, piano
  • Riley Crabtree, composer; Madeleine Laird, soprano; Ben Harris, piano
  • Steven Sloan, composer; Benjamin Kahan, baritone; Ben Harris, piano
  • Jack Coen, composer; Danielle Bavli, soprano; Jennifer McGuire, piano
  • Carson Graham, composer; Lindsey Mullen, soprano; Jennifer McGuire, piano
  • Amy Thompson, composer; Kelby Carlson, tenor; Jennifer McGuire, piano
  • Jasper Brey, composer; Maria Servodidio, soprano; Jennifer McGuire, piano
  • Alyze Rabideau, composer; Melissa Gramling, soprano; Jennifer McGuire, piano
  • Elena Avalos-Bock, composer; Charles Calotta, baritone; Jennifer McGuire, piano
  • Sean William Calhoun, composer; Sofie Christensen, soprano; Jennifer McGuire, piano