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A creative collaboration with the Corvallis Repertory Singers and OSU Music
The LaSells Stewart Center - Oregon State University
This concert supported by funds from the Patricia Valian Reser Professorship Endowment
“I have come to understand that transformation is the main theme of my life. Over the course of many years and a long inner journey, I have gravitated toward the Latin Mass as the significant statement of transformation …
The whole of the Mass supports and makes plain this inner transformation and its result: the heart of love, the voice of praise, the assurance that the universe is ultimately personal and that no one is lost.
In mysterious statements and in a “dead” language, the Mass texts speak to the opening of the heart and its connection to God.”
- David Maslanka
David Maslanka was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1943. He attended the Oberlin College Conservatory where he studied composition with Joseph Wood.
David Maslanka was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1943. He attended the Oberlin College Conservatory where he studied composition with Joseph Wood.He spent a year at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and did masters and doctoral study in composition at Michigan State University where his principal teacher was H. Owen Reed. Maslanka’s music for winds has become especially well known. Among his more than 130 works are forty pieces for wind ensemble, including seven symphonies, fifteen concertos, a Mass, and many concert pieces.His chamber music includes four wind quintets, five saxophone quartets, and many works for solo instrument and piano. In addition, he has written a variety of orchestral and choral pieces.
David Maslanka’s compositions are published by Maslanka Press, Carl Fischer, Kjos Music, Marimba Productions, and OU Percussion Press. They have been recorded on Albany, Reference Recordings, BIS (Sweden), Naxos, Cambria, CRI, Mark, Novisse, AUR, Cafua (Japan), Brain Music (Japan), Barking Dog, and Klavier labels.He has served on the faculties of the State University of New York at Geneseo, Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, and Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York, and since 1990 has been a freelance composer. He now lives in Missoula, Montana. David Maslanka is a member of ASCAP.
From DavidMaslanka.com | Photograph by Sue Rissberger Photography
Featuring soloists Amy Hansen (soprano) and Nicolai Strommer (baritone)
Choral prepartion - Dr. Steven Zielke - The Patricia Valian Reesr Professor of Music and Dr. Sandra Babb
The Patricia Valian Reser Professorship Endowment
The Oregon Community Foundation - The Corvallis Clinic - Samaritan Health Services - Corvallis Arts for All