Sunday recital to feature McQuade Dewhirst (and the LOG, sort of )
And speaking of Gypsy Trip-er McQuade Dewhirst, the assistant professor of Arts and Visual Design (music) will perform a recital in horn and composition at 2 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 23) in the University Theatre. The program will feature two of McQuade Dewhirst’s own compositions, as well as music for horn and percussion by Shulamit Ran and George Crumb. McQuade Dewhirst will be assisted by UW-Green Bay faculty and students, including Adam Gaines, trumpet; Cheryl Grosso, Ben Hogan and Adam LeGrave, percussion; Courtney Sherman, soprano and members of Gypsy Trip. The LOG is happy to report we played a bit role in the development of McQuade Dewhirst’s composition, “Sparrow,” adapted from the text of UW-Oshkosh professor Sue Fondrie’s so-bad-it’s-good winning entry in the 2011 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. This amusing competition seeks the opening sentence to the worst possible novel a writer can fathom, and Fondrie won its most recent prize. “I first learned this demented little sentence when it was reported in the LOG over the summer,” McQuade Dewhirst tells us, “so the LOG deserves some credit (or blame?) for the demented little film noir opera I’ve composed.” Accepted with pleasure. We’re also happy to report Fondrie herself will be in attendance (read her prize-winner here). The recital is free and open to the public.