Pomona College music faculty member Rachel Rudich will present a program of flute music composed by Emeritus faculty composer, Karl Kohn from 1958-2018. Joining her are fellow faculty members including Sarah Thornblade (violin), Jack Sanders (guitar) and Gayle Blankenburg (piano).
Kohn's works have been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Buffalo Philharmonic orchestras, as well as the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. From his early works, couched in harmonic idioms derived from Bartók and Hindemith, his stylings evolved in the mid-1950s until the early 1960s, to derive from serial procedures. Since the mid '60s, his music has been notable for its chromatic and athematic character combined with chords, figurations, and textures evocative of earlier musics. (Information from Grove Music Online).
Three pieces (1958) with Gayle Blankenburg, piano
Concords (1986) with Jack Sanders, guitar
Dialogues (2009) with Gayle Blankenburg, piano
A Bar for Three (2016) with Sarah Thornblade, violin; Gayle Blankenburg, piano
Paronyms (1974) with Gayle Blankenburg, piano
Encounters (1966) with Karl Kohn, piano
For Four Flutes (1989) with Ilana Shapiro, Kendall Lowery and Hannah Caris, flutes
Romanza (1972) with Gayle Blankenburg, piano
More for Four Flutes (2005) with Ilana Shapiro, Kendall Lowery and Hannah Caris, flutes
Cantilena (2012) with Gayle Blankenburg, piano
Three More Pieces (2018) – world premiere
- Pomona College
- Bridges Hall of Music
- 150 E. Fourth Street
Free admission with open seating, no tickets.
Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance.