January 25, 2011

Neoteric to present free performance Feb. 3

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Neoteric, the eclectic trio from the Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Music faculty, presents a free performance featuring vocal music.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 in the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall. Neoteric, an unusual ensemble featuring cello (Eric Lenz), horn (Jennifer Presar) and bassoon (Melissa Mackey), boasts a repertoire that includes music from the ancient to the brand new -- often presented in the same performance.

This performance presents vocal and vocal-inspired music with SIUC School of Music faculty guests David Dillard, baritone, and Paul Transue, piano.

The program includes music from a long segment of musical timeline. Listeners can expect works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), and the perhaps equally as famous Cole Porter (1891-1964); by English composer and organist Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623) as well as contemporary composer Sean Craypo; C.P.E. Bach (1714-1788), son of the more famous Johann Sebastian Bach, Percy Grainger (1882-1961) and contemporary composer Simon Sargon.

For more information about Neoteric and the SIUC School of Music, visit http://music.siuc.edu.