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Guest Ensemble Recital Sept. 25 at WIU

September 21, 2022

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MACOMB, IL - The Western Illinois University School of Music will present a Guest Ensemble Recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall.

The ensemble Newphonia, comprised of Katherine Pracht Phares, mezzo-soprano; Claudia Aizaga, flute; David Munro, oboe; Sandy Coursey, piano and Adam Har-zvi, double bass and composer, will perform new music, including compositions by Har-zvi and WIU Assistant Professor of Composition Hong-Da Chin.

This performance is open free for general audience seating and the performance will be live-streamed on the School of Music's YouTube channel and Facebook page.


The Poet (2022) - Jonah Cohen (b. 2004)

Hatred (2021) - Hayden Stacki (b. 1998)

In Love with a Lake (2021) - Cory Brodack (b. 1997)


The Yeats Songs (2019-2022) - Adam Har-zvi (b. 1994)
I. When You Are Old
II. The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water
III. The Coming of Wisdom with Time
IV. A Drinking Song
V. O, Do Not Love Too Long
VI. Her Anxiety
VII. Adam's Curse
...the spread of an ink drop... (2021) - Hong-Da Chin (b. 1985)
For more information, call the COFAC Recital Hall office at (309) 298-1843, or visit

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