Season 51 Concert I

The Society of Composers, Inc.
University of Iowa Student Chapter
Christine Burke, organizer
24 + 24 Hour Concert
View the concert program

Sunday, September 4, 2016, 7:30pm
Stark Opera Rehearsal Room


The 24 + 24 Hour concert was conceived in 2012 by the University of Iowa’s Society of Composers, Inc., Student Chapter leaders Brian Penkrot, Jason Palamara, and Will Huff. The goal of the event is to foster strong bonds and collaborative relationships between performers and composers at the school of music. 

The event begins by randomly assigning composers to a volunteer musician or small ensemble from the school of music. These composers then have twenty-four hours to compose an original work for their assigned performer or ensemble. Once the performers receive the new work, they have up to twenty-four hours to learn, practice, and rehearse the piece until they perform it at a concert. 

Each year the composers have raised the bar by developing the concert to include not only solo works, but also collaborations with small ensembles, dancers, and even the Laptop Orchestra of the University of Iowa (LOUi). Please join us at the Stark Opera Rehearsal Room on September 4, 7:30 PM, and experience an evening of frenetically invented new music!

This year the 24 + 24 Hour Concert Project begins on Friday September 2 at 5:00pm. At 5:00pm on September 3, the performers receive their new compositions and begin practicing. The project culminates in a performance in the Stark Opera Rehearsal Room at 7:30pm on September 4.

Composer/Performer Pairing
Luke Kottemann violin and horn duet (Ethan Brozka and Jenna Ferdon)
Christine Burke oboe and bassoon duet (Liz Fleissner and Keegan Hockett)
Joe Norman dancers, Jesse Factor and Autumn Eckman
Jonathan Wilson Blake Bozy and Courtney Fleming
Kris Peysen piano, Hongwei Cai
Jake Simmons tuba, Bo Atlas
Jinwon Kim piano, Gustavo do Carmo
Jeremy Maas solo voice, Ben Ross
Ben Wolfe solo percussion, Peter Naughton
Jared Hedges flute duet, Maeve McGonigal + Elizabeth Salerno
Hongwei Cai english horn, Allison Offerman
Carlos Toro Tobon oboe and percussion duet, Matt Goulding + Chris Sande
Nima Hamidi bassoon duet, Rob Hillman and Alex Widstrand
Carlos Cotallo Solares dance, Ainsley Tharp and Anthony Pucci
Alex Spyrou saxophone, Jose Barrientos
Paul Duffy clarinet, Thiago Ancelmo de Souza



Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 7:30pm-9:30pm (ended)


Stark Opera Rehearsal Room
Iowa City, IA