Published: Sept. 12, 2019

Pendulum is excited to welcome Ivalas Quartet as CU's new graduate quartet in residence. Hear them on our December 4th and February 19th concerts!

Professor Jeff Nytch, as part of his next project, is composing a string quartet to raise awareness about global deforestation. Over the summer, he spent 10 days in the great forests of the Pacific Northwest. His travels focused especially on Vancouver Island, where some of the North America’s most impressive old growth forests are being rapidly consumed. Read about the trip on his blog:

DMA composer Max Wolpert was composer-in-residence at the Breckenridge Music Festival this summer, creating new chamber arrangements for festival musicians, arranging the music of Native flute specialist Leon Joseph Littlebird, and writing an orchestral program featuring banjoist Jayme Stone.

DMA composer Ben Morris performed at the Newport Jazz Festival with his quintet as part of an ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Composers’ Award. Ben was also an artist-in residence at the Brush Creek Center for the Arts in Saratoga, Wyoming. 

Undergrad composer Nelson Walker recently had a new work premiered at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy by the Carpe Diem String Quartet. The piece, entitled Shadows of Clouds, is a reflection on what it means to live in a nuclear era, with the ever-looming threat of annihilation just one mistake away. The piece will receive its U.S. premiere later this year.

Alum Silen Wellington is having their first solo show. It will be a night of queer/trans performance art, electroacoustic music, and ritual. For more information and to get tickets:
Saturday, September 14th, 10pm at the Mercury Cafe, Denver 
Sunday, September 15th, 7:30pm at Wesley Foundation, Boulder 
Monday, September 16, 7pm at Wolverine Farm, Fort Collins