YSU showcases new works

Youngstown State University’s New Music Society will host Texas pianist Avguste Antonov in a series of concerts next week.

Antonov is an active piano soloist specializing in recent music. He has premiered works by such composers as Carter Pann, Raina Murnak, Matthew Lewis, Till Meyn, Matthew Saunders, Robert Rollin, and Marc Parella. He has played recitals domestically and internationally and has been soloist with numerous symphonies.

The New Music Society concerts will include Antonov’s performances of two works by Pann, who now teaches at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Antonov also will play two works by Dana Faculty member Robert Rollin, and pieces by two other local composers – Richard Zacharias and senior composition major Samantha Hogan.

Graduate student Sean Baran will present composer Alexander Tcherepnin’s Bagatelles, Op. 5 for piano, a set of 10 short pieces. Senior Aaron Lockhart will play piano with Rachel Minto, flute, in the world premiere of his “Oblique Motions II.”

Clarinetist Chris Nutter and pianist Jerry Rezanka will premiere senior Ryan Cunningham’s composition “Unexpected Journeys.” Zacharias will hear his “All Right, Time to Go” played by Dana alumnae Natalie Sahyoun, violin, and Alison Morris, piano. Undergrad composer Jesse Martin will premiere his “Delicious Yellow Goo Variations 1 and 2.”

Public performances are scheduled at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 8 p.m. Wednesday at YSU’s Bliss Recital Hall; and 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Holy Apostles Church, 421 Covington St., Youngstown.

Admission is free. For more information, call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636.