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Eloquent Oaks

Posted on April 1, 2010

The hard work of building a blacksmith's hut served as the inspiration for new music that will be aired at a Wheaton recital this month.

Wheaton graduate Travis Worthley's new composition, Eloquent Oaks, will be one of a number of new pieces to be featured at a recital of new music on April 5th. The Boston Globe took note of the upcoming concert in the paper's April 1, edition.

“In a sense, this piece is about having an inner dialogue with your building materials, be they musical or otherwise,’’ he writes in the program notes.

In addition to Worthley's  work, the recital will feature several songs by Professor of Music Ann Sears; two pieces by well-known Cambridge composer Howard Frazin; and work by Kota Nakamura, Vanessa Wheeler, Joshua Hahn, and Erin Huelskamp.

Eloquent Oaks will not be the first Worthley composition to be played at a Wheaton concert. The college's Great Woods Chamber Orchestra premiered his work Life in New England in 2007.

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