Charles Ives (1874-1954)
Largo for violin, clarinet and piano, Op 73

Bethany Crouch clarinet
Emma Baird violin
Joseph Havlat piano

Hilary Tann (b 1947)
200 PIECES Moon Full, Tide Low (world premiere)

Guillermo Ramasasa clarinet

Charles Ives
The Camp-Meeting

Down East

Stephen Whitford baritone
Maya Soltan piano

Geoffrey King (b 1992)
200 PIECES On Pause (world premiere)

Emily Earl violin

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
Suite for violin, clarinet and piano, Op 157b

Ouverture. Vif et gai
Divertissement. Animé
Jeu. Vif
Introduction et Final. Modéré

Bethany Crouch clarinet
Emma Baird violin
Joseph Havlat piano

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Welsh-born composer Hilary Tann lives in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York where she chairs the music department and is the John Howard Payne Professor at Union College, Schenectady. Recent composer residencies include the 2011 Eastman School of Music 'Women in Music' Festival, 2013 Women Composers Festival of Hartford, and 2015 Welsh Music Center (Ty Cerdd). Her work has been supported by numerous organisations, including the Welsh Arts Council, New York State Council on the Arts, Hanson Institute for American Music, RVW Trust, Holst Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and Meet the Composer/Arts Endowment Commissioning Music USA.

Praised for its lyricism and formal balance, Tann's music is influenced by a strong identification with the natural world. These two interests combine in her enjoyment of haiku (she is a published haiku poet) and in text selections from Welsh poets. A deep interest in the traditional music of Japan has led to private study of the shakuhachi and visits to Japan, Korea, and China. Her compositions have been widely performed and recorded by ensembles such as the European Women’s Orchestra, Tenebrae, Lontano, Marsyas Trio, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and the KBS Symphony, Thailand Philharmonic and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestras.

Geoffrey King is an American composer. His work explores the relationship between performer and audience, always with the goal of making emotionally and academically engaging music. Geoffrey has worked with many ensembles and performers in the UK and the USA, and is currently working toward a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music under Philip Cashian and Edmund Finnis. He lives in London.