Performance + Music
November 15 - 16, 2014, 2 PM
Presented by the Department of Music
One of the most adventurous and diverse musicians active today is Derek Bermel, an accomplished composer, virtuoso clarinetist, and passionate educator who has put the dialogue between musical cultures, and the dialogue between artistic disciplines, the center of his creative life. Mr. Bermel is a rare type of musician who has fluency, both as a performer and a composer, with canonical classical music, diverse styles of contemporary music as well as musical cultures and traditions that exist beyond the concert hall.
Derek Bermel will visit the Cornell Department of Music for an exciting series of rehearsals and workshops featuring new works written by Cornell graduate composers. Mr. Bermel’s residency culminates in a free public concert held in the Johnson Museum of Art, which will include the premiere performances of new works by Cornell composers Michael Small, Loren Loiacono, and Charles Peck.
The full schedule is as follows:
Derek Bermel Workshop:
November 15, 2014, 2 PM
Lincoln Hall B21
An open workshop with Derek Bermel and Cornell graduate composers Loren Loiacono, Michael Small, and Charles Peck. Mr. Bermel and the composers will rehearse and discuss the new works they have written for the November 16 concert.
Derek Bermel Free Concert:
November 16, 2014, 1 PM
Johnson Museum of Art
A free concert by Derek Bermel featuring the world premiere of pieces by Loren Loiacono, Michael Small, and Charles Peck.