Thursday, March 14, 2013

Heukeshoven, Matson soloists with Rochester Symphony

A. Eric Heukeshoven, assistant professor of Music, and Jan Matson, adjunct music faculty accompanist, will be featured soloists in the world premiere of Rochester-based composer Kevin Dobbe’s new symphonic work “Color & Light.” The Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, led by music director Jere Lantz, will perform the new four-movement symphony at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall.

Dobbe, professor of Music and Digital Arts at Rochester Community and Technical College, has incorporated computer-controlled synthesizers, video and lighting into “Color & Light,” his interactive, multi-media symphony. In addition to composing the music, Dobbe has also created a new instrument which he calls the “Chromalume.” Heukeshoven was selected by Dobbe to perform on the new instrument for this event.

Jan Matson will perform as one of two soloists on a piano modified to control various synthesizers throughout the composition.

Tickets for the event and more information can be found at