Graduate Recital: Leslie Allison

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown


A Masters thesis concert by graduate music student Leslie Allison.

Chants of Survival is an evening of original compositions by Leslie Allison alongside interpretations of chants from 1158, 1984, and 1999. Performed by Leslie Allison; Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden; Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department Paula Matthusen; Adjunct Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan; fellow graduate music students Judith BerksonLaura Cetilia, Ian Davis, Katrice KembleCleo Roberts, and Ed WangNicholas Burnham '20; Alex Donald '19; Naomi Glascock '20; May Klug '19; Roby Mann '21; Aili Niimura '19; Lisa Stein '21; Andy Tan '21; and Yu Kai Tan '20.

Leslie Allison is an interdisciplinary composer and Master’s candidate. Her work is informed by somatics, queer culture, and vocality. She is co-founder of the theater collective Tight Braid Group with partner and collaborator Francis Weiss Rabkin, and is a member of the current New Amsterdam Records Composers Lab.