John David Earnest

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Spring 2014 Premiere Performances

SONGS OF HADRIAN, a cycle of five songs on texts by Arch Brown
will be premiered by Justin Vickers, tenor, and Tuyen Tonnu, piano,
on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the closing concert of the
Red Note New Music Festival at Illinois State University.
Mr. Earnest will attend the performance.
RETURNING, for double mixed chorus, text by Phoebe Farrell-Sherman,
will be premiered by Choral Arts, Robert Bode, conductor,
Friday, May 16, 2014, in Seattle. Earnest is composer-in-residence for
Choral Arts for the 2013-14 season.



"...John David Earnest has devoted most of his long compositional career to music for orchestra,
song cycles, and choral music. Earnest’s skill as a composer raises the craft itself to an expressive
element of the music.The forms are simple, direct, and clearly-articulated. It’s a case where the
technique so identifies with the content that the quality of the work translates into expression."

Sequenza 21 - CD Review by Steven Hicken



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