Georgia Tech School of Music Presents:Celebration Georgia Tech School of Music Presents: Celebration Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:30pm Ferst Center for the Arts Chaowen Ting, Conductor of the Georgia Tech Concert Orchestra Cameron "Chip" Crotts, Director of the Georgia Tech Jazz Program Mace Hibbard, Jazz Ensemble Director Program Georgia Tech Concert Orchestra Overture to "The Barber of Seville" (1816) Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) Cognitive Dissonance, or, the inevitability of downfall does not necessarily negate its shock (2020) **Live World Premiere** Maya Miro Johnson (b. 2001) Dorian Dance (2018) **Georgia Premiere** Tsang Lok-yan Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759, "Unfinished" (1822) I. Allegro moderato II. Andante con moto Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Hibbard Jazz Ensemble Alice in Wonderland Bob Hilliard Arr. Jack Cooper Blue Moon Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart Arr. Dave Wolpe Stolen Moments Oliver Nelson Arr. Mark Taylor Naima John Coltrane Arr. Craig Skeffington Crotts Jazz Ensemble Lemon Twist Bobby Troup Arr. Bill Holman Eleanor Rigby John Lennon and Paul McCartney Arr. Eric Richards Lost in the Memory Chris Walden Arr. Courtney Fortune Paranoid Android Radiohead Arr. Ken Schaphorst Program Notes Dorian Dance Dorian Dance was Tsang’s first attempt at composing in mode. It was originally written for clarinet in Bb, violin, and cello, and it was performed by Concorde Contemporary Music Ensemble during the reading session held in The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) in October 2017. The orchestral version is more energetic and lively, focusing on the timbres and the rhythmic pattern. Cognitive Dissonance I envision an investigation: a life lived in post-production, a Scythian knot of individual narrative adding up through simultaneity to a somewhat coherent or mostly incoherent story. How the removal of even one would irreparably change its fabric! Cognitive dissonance always arrives late to the party. GOVERNMENTAL MALFEASANCE, BASIC DISREGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE BEGS COMPLETE ASTONISHMENT, TOTAL LACK OF SURPRISE The inevitability of downfall does not necessarily negate its shock. Similarly, I’ve been thinking how either a majority or an extremely dangerous minority of average people have seemingly lost their ability for empathy, how the “it can’t happen here/to me” mentality somehow withstands all evidence to the contrary. American Exceptionalism remains strong for many, despite its clearest debunking in decades. Plague-erased stories martyred into useless myths. Composer Bio: Tsang Lok-yan TSANG Lok-yan received her Master’s degree (MMus, Composition) with Distinction at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), and Bachelor of Music in Education (Contemporary Music and Performance Pedagogy) from the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) in 2018. TSANG is also the certificate holder of distinction in LRSM and a member of the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong Limited (CASH). Being enthusiastic in composing, TSANG’s works have been performed in Hong Kong, the United States and Costa Rica. TSANG won the third prize at the New Generation 2016, a competition hosted by the Hong Kong Composers' Guild (HKCG) and RTHK4. Tsang has received her recent commissions from Hong Kong Composers’ Guild and Musicus Society. Her choral work, The Lord Will Send His Mercy, was published in The Hong Kong Children’s Choir 50th Anniversary Children’s Choral Songbook in 2018. Recently, TSANG was honored to be selected to take part in the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Composers Scheme 2019/20 presented by Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Composer Bio: Maya Miro Johnson Maya Miro Johnson (b. 2001) is a composer, conductor, and interdisciplinary artist who blends a unique background in dance, violin performance, theater, film, concept art, literature, philosophy, and classical music into her praxis. A finalist in Beth Morrison Projects’ 2021 Next Generation competition and recipient of both Schuman and Surinach Prizes in the 2020 BMI Student Composer Awards (a historical first), Maya made her professional debut in 2019 with a commission from the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and will make her European debut in Paris with Ensemble interContemporain in March 2022. Current projects include recordings with pianists Inna Faliks and HOCKET; works for Zeitgeist, loadbang, violinist Johnny Gandelsman, trombonist William Lang, and retuned piano artists B.K. Zervigon and J.T. Hassell; an installation with David Michalek and Norman Frisch; and an artist residency at the Sarasota Music Festival. Maya has studied at NYO-USA, Luna Composition Lab, BU Tanglewood Institute, Fresh Inc Festival, soundSCAPE Composer/Performer Exchange, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Miguel Harth-Bedoya’s Conducting Institute, and with Robert Spano at the Aspen Music Festival and School as one of their youngest conducting fellows ever. For the 21/22 school year, she holds the Tureck Bach Research Institute Fellowship at the Curtis Institute of Music, studying composition with Richard Danielpour, Nick DiBerardino, and Amy Beth Kirsten, and furthering her violin training under the guidance of Juliette Kang. With Sarrah Bushara, she forms the performance art duo ~ [pronounced two]. mayamirojohnson.com pronouncedtwo.com Georgia Tech Concert Orchestra Members Violin I Lawrence Ro, Concertmaster Electrical Engineering, 1st year Arvind Ramaswami, Assistant Concertmaster Computer Science, 1st year masters Dalton Yu Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 3rd year Sohum Gala Computer Science, 3rd year Noriyuki Shinagawa Biomedical Engineering, 4th year Melanie Su Biomedical Engineering, 3rd year Jasmine Hsu Industrial Design, 1st year Violin II Andrew An, Principal Mechanical Engineering, 3rd year Heesuk Son Music Technology, 3rd year Avery Taylor Computer Science, 2nd year Jack Turbash Aerospace Engineering, 1st year Felice Xie Industrial Systems Engineering, 3rd year Colin Cassell Computer Science, 3rd year Vikram Chodapaneedi Aerospace Engineering, 2nd year Viola Hridee Haq, Principal Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 4th year Juliette Morrell Business Administration Amanda Bock Public Policy, 2nd year Andrew Chow Biomedical Engineering, 3rd year Ivy Xue Neuroscience, 2nd year Cello Youngho Yoo, Principal Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization, 5th year Evan Zhou Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 1st year Tyler Bierfreund Electrical Engineering/Physics, 3rd year Dawei Liu Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 1st year Bass Ethan Feng, Principal Computer Science, 2nd year Flute Christine Lee International Affairs, 1st year Michelle Pi Biology, 1st year Oboe Nicholas Lowe Environmental Engineering, 1st year Anthony Otlowski Aerospace Engineering, 1st year Clarinet Nidhi Desai Atmospheric Science, 1st year PhD Patrick Phelan Chemistry, 3rd year Bassoon Derek Rizzi Civil Engineering, 4th year Lixin Zheng Mathematics, 2nd year Horn Matthew Reingold Materials Science and Engineering, 3rd year Kate Blake Electrical Engineering, 3rd year Trumpet Qufei (Fiona) Hou Music Technology, 1st year Xiao Lin Electrical Engineering, 1st year Percussion Taylor Chevalier Mechanical Engineering, 5th year Alex Evitt Aerospace Engineering, 1st year Hibbard Jazz Ensemble Members Saxophone Tyrell Snagg Biomedical Engineering Conyers, GA Nicole Woo Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Buffalo Grove, IL Mil Samardzic Physics South Portland, ME Harmon Austin Computer Science Marietta, GA Nathaniel Wert Computer Science Reading, PA Barry Walker Computer Engineering Fair Lawn, NJ Trumpet Christopher Fitzpatrick Computer Engineering Roswell, GA Conor Lenahan Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Morristown, NJ Scott Washburn Mathematics Georgetown, TX Fiona Hou Music Technology Nanjing, China Jackson Fuller Engineering Atlanta, GA Kaylee Lukasek Biomedical Engineering Mendon, MA Trombone Jimmy Kemerait Physics Tifton, GA Cooper Martin Industrial Engineering Macon, GA Emma King Earth and Atmosphere Sciences Evans, GA Sharay Gao Computer Science Gainesville, GA Piano Daniella Ruzinov Computer Engineering Fair Lawn, NJ Jonathan Luo Computer Science Shenzhen, China Alejandro Martinez Physics Dacula, GA Guitar Andrew Wang Electrical Engineering Commack, NY Waid Dunlop Mechanical Engineering Atlanta, GA Bass Alec Burge Music Technology Roswell, GA Lawrence McCourt Biomedical Engineering Long Island, NY Drums John Gordy Music Technology Hartwell, GA Steve George Biomedical Engineering Long Island, NY Vocals Erin Kistenberg Biology Chamblee, GA Crotts Jazz Ensemble Members Saxophones Michael Farren Computer Engineering Sudbury, MA Tristan Terry Electrical Engineering Savannah, GA Thomas Grady PhD in Computational Science and Engineering McLean, VA Mark Mossien Computer Science Glastonbury, CT Joseph Deloach Chemical Engineering Douglas, GA Trumpets Matt Harris Biology Carrollton, GA Arianna Mastali Computer Engineering Celebration, FL Steven Aceto – Masters in City & Regional Planning Dacula, GA Aaron Hunt Chemical Engineering Savannah, GA Jonathan DeLozier Aerospace Engineering McDonough, GA Trombones Alec Albrecht Aerospace Engineering Urbandale, IA Jeremy Chen Electrical Engineering Dayton, NJ Cole Tinsley Computer Science Alpharetta, GA Joshua Cohen Civil Engineering Lake City, FL Sam Missner Music Technology Roswell, GA Guitar Joshua Rubin Electrical Engineering Norfolk, VA Piano Zach Shah Biomedical Engineering San Jose, CA Gautham Gorti Physics Madison, AL Bass Andreas Paljug Computer Science Pittsburgh, PA Joshua Stephens Chemical Engineering Thomasville, GA Drums Kevin Sadi Computer Science Cumming, GA Vocals Alex Soong Computer Science Bellevue, WA Upcoming Concerts All School of Music concerts are free and open to the public! 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