Eastman musicians to perform the music of Hilary Tann

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Faculty artists and students from the Eastman School of Music will perform at the Taylor Music Center 8 p.m., Thursday, April 7 as part of the 2011 Eastman Women in Music Festival tour.

In addition to works by other contemporary women composers, the concert includes two works by Hilary Tann, "Nothing Forgotten" for piano trio and "Shakkei," a concerto for soprano saxophone and small orchestra. “Shakkei” (meaning “borrowed scenery”) is based on the contrast between two types of Japanese gardens and will be performed by soloist Chien-Kwan Lin, head of Eastman’s saxophone studio.

Tann’s week-long residency at the Eastman School included open rehearsals, teaching, composition master classes and a lecture on the composer’s view of three Welsh poets as part of the University of Rochester’s Neilly Lecture Series. Tann, the John Howard Payne Professor of Music, also was present at the premiere of a large, commissioned work, “Exultet Terra,” for antiphonal choirs and double-reed quintet.