Heartland Marimba Festival

Celebrating classical marimba year-round with community, artists, and students through an all-encompassing mission!

Program notes for HMQuartet's spring 2017 tour.

• the artists •

Matthew Coley

 

Michael J. Jones

 

Joe MIllea

 

Andrew Veit

 

• the composers •

 

 

• the tour plan •

March 8 • Des Moines Social Club

4:30-5:15 Student Concert • 6-10 Party • 7:30 Evening Concert

March 9 • Indian Hills Performing Arts Series • Ottumwa, IA

4:00-4:45 Master Class • 7:30 Concert

March 10 • Grinnell College Department of Music

7:30 Concert

March 11 • Grinnell, IA and St. Paul, MN

10:00-11:30am Master Class • Grinnell College

7:00 Concert • Macalester Plymouth United Church • St. Paul

March 12 • Macalester Plymouth United Church

3:00-5:00 Public Master Class

March 13 • Rosemount High School Presentations, MN

 

• the music •

Fluidity by Steven Simpson

Written for HMF in 2014.

 

New York Triptych by Gordon Stout 

 

Momentia/Minutia by Scott Blasco 

 

Fôr Marimbas by Alex Orfaly

i. Allegro con Vivo

ii. Interlude; Nebulous

iii. Rondo Perpetuus

                        Written for HMF in 2016.

 

Marimba Quartet by Michael Burritt

Premiered by Matthew and the Northwestern University Percussion Ensemble in 2002.

 

Agapé by Sabrina Peña Young

                        A New York Women Composers, Inc. artist.

 

Fantasy by Kevin Romanski

 

Tanc Szervusz by Alex Orfaly

Premiered and recorded by the Iowa State University Percussion Ensemble and Matthew in 2015.