UAHuntsville humanities eminent scholar will be featured at free community concert

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Sept. 12, 2011) - The work of composer David Maslanka will be featured at the fourth annual "Something Old, Something New" concert later this month.

Maslanka is composer-in-residence and The University of Alabama in Huntsville Eminent Scholar in the Humanities.

The concert is organized by the Huntsville Community Chorus Chamber Chorale and the Huntsville Chamber Winds. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the First Baptist Church of Huntsville on Friday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m.

The program includes a pair of songs from "A Litany for Courage and the Seasons" based on the poetry of Richard Beale for chorus, clarinet and vibraphone, featuring Randolph's Adam Bernick and the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra's Ozzy Molina.

Also on the program is Dr. Maslanka's newest work - a stunning double concerto, "O Earth, O Stars" for flute and cello, featuring Huntsville Symphony Orchestra's principal flutist, Evelyn Loehrlein and Louisville-based cellist, Paul York, recently hailed by The New York Times for his "warm-toned" performance of Lutosławski's Grave (Metamorphoses).

Other conductors for the evening concert include Billy Orton and David Ragsdale along with musicians from the UAHuntsville music faculty, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, and the greater Huntsville community.

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