FOCUS Festival of Contemporary Music Event
7:30 p.m. - Chamber Hall, Kulas Musical Arts Building

Join us for a presentation by FOCUS Festival guest composer Frank Ticheli.

FOCUS Festival Composer Presentation

October 3, 2017

7:30 p.m.Frank Ticheli

Chamber Hall, Kulas Musical Arts Building

Join us for a presentation by Frank Ticheli, this year's FOCUS Festival of Contemporary Music guest composer.

Frank Ticheli is among the most celebrated composers of his generation. Drawing on influences from across the musical spectrum, Ticheli's compositions dazzle the listener with energetic grooves, heartfelt beauty and imaginative sonic palettes. His music has been described as being "optimistic and thoughtful" (Los Angeles Times), "lean and muscular" (New York Times), "brilliantly effective" (Miami Herald) and "powerful, deeply felt, crafted with impressive flair and an ear for striking instrumental colors" (South Florida Sun-Sentinel).

Ticheli’s prodigious compositional output spans the gamut of musical abilities from elementary school students to professional ensembles. It is safe to say that Ticheli’s music has impacted nearly every musician performing in a wind band over the past three decades.

The FOCUS Festival is presented with support from Scott and Julie Mawaka.

FOCUS Festival Schedule

Tuesday, October 3
7:30 p.m.
Composer Presentation 
Chamber Hall, Kulas Musical Arts Building

Thursday, October 5
3:10 p.m.
Convocation: A conversation with Frank Ticheli
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building

Friday, October 6
7 p.m.
Symphonic Band & Motet Choir Concert
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building

Saturday, October 7
7 p.m.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert 
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building