New music ensemble, Birds on a Wire, presents 'A Strange Magic'

Contact: Dannielle Sturgeon
WMU professor David Colson.


KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University's new music ensemble, Birds on a Wire, will perform "A Strange Magic" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The program will feature two works by School of Music composers. The ensemble will perform Christopher Biggs' "Special Anxieties," and David Colson's "Duo for Trumpet and Piano" will be performed by Scott Thornburg and Silvia Roederer. Colson, WMU professor of music, also is the group's director. The concert will highlight the world premiere of Judith Zaimont's "A Special Magic, String Quartet No.2." The award-winning composer will be in attendance for the performance. Graduate student Carolyn Borcherding, winner of the 2017 Fisk Composition Award, will present her work, "Alchemy for solo violin and fixed media." And finally, Birds on a Wire will complete the program with a performance of Jennifer Higdon's "Zaka."

For more information about the concert, visit or call (269) 387-4667.

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