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(Neb)-Graves Lecture Features Musical Work By CSC Prof  Listen

By: John Axtell Posted at: 11/14/2017 12:57 PM
Two members of the Chadron State College musical community -  Dr. Michael Stephens and Dr. Jim Margetts - present the final Graves Lecture of the fall semester tonight but at a different time and place -  6 p.m.in the Sandoz Center Chicoine Atrium.

       The time was changed to avoid conflicting with other events on campus while a new location was needed because Stephens, an associate professor of music, and Margetts, dean of  the School of Liberal Arts and a former music professor, are perform an original composition for saxophone and piano by Stephens.

       Stephens has composed several numbers and had that as his primary duty last year while on sabbatical. 

     Tonight's piece, "Relics and Remnant," was commissioned by  the Nebraska Music Teachers Association for its annual conference last month in Lincoln, where the duo gave the work its world premiere.

     The title derives from two of the inspirations for the work. "Remanent" comes from reusing the sax part from a piece for sax and marimba that Stephens wrote last year to play with Dr Sandy Schaefer in honor of Schaefer's retirement. "Relics" is because a classical piece by Chopin is the inspiration for another portion of the new work.


The lecture/performance by Stephens and Margetts will be streamed and then archived on the CSC  YouTube channel, as have most of the previous lectures in recent years.


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