featuring Trevor Stewart, clarinet
A Concert of new american classics
Join us for the world permiere of Old Cowtown Suite! Inspired by Wichita's own Old Cowtown Museum, film composer George S. Clinton wrote this work after a visit to one of ICT's most unique attractions in 2019. Wichita natives and visitors alike will be sure to enjoy this brand new work, which connects the listener to the rich history of the city. Symphony regulars whill have already had a taste of this work, as one movment of the suite, Prairie Reminiscence, was performed in a reduced-capacity concert on October 24, 2021. Though not many patrons were allowed to attend in person, the recording of Prairie Reminiscence was turned in to a short film (which can be viewed here) featuring the DeVore Farm at Cowtown.
Also featured on the program are works by two other american compsers: Aaron Copland's Clarinet Concerto will feature WSO clarinetis Trevor Stewart. Quinn Mason's 2021 work Petite Symphonie is an energetic piece inspired by Darius Milhaud's 4th chamber symphony, written exactly 100 years previous, in 1921.
Be sure to wear your jeans and cowboy boots for a riproaring good time! We're even planning a few pre-concert supririses, so plan to arrive early!
Old Cowtown Suite: A World Premiere Event
Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Century II Concert Hall
Trevor Stewart, clarinet
QUINN MASON Petite Symphonie de Chambre Contemporaine (après Milhaud)
AARON COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
GEORGE S. CLINTON Old Cowtown Suite (world premiere)
Concert length is aproximately one hour, and will be presented without intermission
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About Clarinetist Trevor Stewart
Trevor Stewart serves as principal clarinetist of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, with whom he was featured as a soloist in 2013. He has performed with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, the Missouri Symphony, the Fort Smith Symphony, the Conway Symphony Orchestra, and the Interlochen Philharmonic.
As a member of the UMKC Graduate Fellowship Quintet, Trevor was a national finalist in the 2015 MTNA Young Artist Chamber Competition in Las Vegas, NV. The same year, the quintet was chosen as the winner of the St. Louis Artist Presentation Society competition. Stewart was the winner of the Arkansas state round of the MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Competition, and served as principal clarinetist of the Arkansas All-State and Intercollegiate Bands for five years.