Fall 2022 Concert Program
Fall 2022 TourMonday, November 14, 2022, 4:00 pm: Trinity Episcopal Church (Wilmington, DE)Monday, November 14, 2022, 5:00 pm: Church of the Covenant (Wilmington, DE)Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 10:45 am: University of Delaware (Newark, DE)Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 12:30 pm: P.S. duPont Middle School (Wilmington, DE)Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 11 am: Messiah College (Grantham, PA)Thursday, November 17, 2022, 8 am: Shenendehowa Schools (Clifton Park, NY)Thursday, November 17, 2022, 11:30 am: Niskayuna Schools (Niskayuna, NY)Thursday, November 17, 2022, 6:00 pm: Industrial Arts (Beacon, NY)Friday, November 18, 2022, 8:00 am: Hendrick Hudson Schools (Montrose, NY)
Program to be selected from: A Grand Day Out (2022) world premiere* Robert Litton Wanderlust (2017) Todd GoodmanBig Sky (2015) Frank GulinoToboggan (2016) Robert LittonGallus Rex (2019) Daniel MorrisonFanfare for Horn, Tuba, and Piano (2017) Bruce StarkWhat a Circus (2017) Octavio VazquezI. DifferencesII. DirgeIII. Circus Tunes and Reels (2016) Keith YoungI. O Waly, WalyII. King of Love/Be Thou My VisionIII. Temple Hill/Kingsfold *Made possible through the support of the University of Delaware Partnership for Arts and Culture and the Jessie B. DuPont fund. About Eastern StandardEastern Standard was formed in the fall of 2014 and includes Nazareth College faculty member Jacob Ertl (piano) and Indiana University of Pennsylvania faculty memberZach Collins (tuba) and University of Delaware faculty member Heidi Lucas (horn). The group is actively involved in promoting literature for this instrumentation through performance, the pursuit of commissioning projects, and recording. To date, the group has commissioned and/or premiered nearly twenty new works for this instrumentation. In the spring of 2017 they were awarded a grant through the International Horn Society’s Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance Program, which they used to commission Octavio Vasquez to write the multi-movement concert work, What a Circus! In 2019 the ensemble hosted their first composition contest, with Daniel Morrison’s Gallus Rex named as the winner and Andy Junttonen’s Three Miniatures recognized as honorable mention. Both works were premiered by Eastern Standard in fall 2020. Eastern Standard recently won a grant through the Jessie B. duPont Fund and University of Delaware Partnership for Arts and Council, to commission Robert Litton to compose a new work that creates a collaborative performance opportunity between the group and their audiences. This work will be premiered throughout their November 2022 tour. Upcoming 2023 commissions/premieres include works by Gina Gillie, Nancy Galbraith, and Leah Michael Whalen.Eastern Standard has recorded two albums to date. Their first full-length album, Eastern Standard, was released in December of 2015 and includes three new works they commissioned, as well as recordings of other works that had not been recorded previously for commercial release. Their second album, Wanderlust, was released in February of 2019 and is available on all digital platforms. Wanderlust was named a finalist for the 2021 Roger Bobo Award for Excellence in Recording by the International Tuba and Euphonium Association. A third album comprised of works written for the group is slated to record and release by 2024.Eastern Standard has an active performance schedule including public school outreach programs, collegiate residencies, and festival and conference performances. For more information, find them on Facebook, or visit: easternstandardtrio.com.
About Robert LittonRobert Litton (b.1978) is an American composer often found exploring the redwoods of California, the canyons of Utah, and the aspen lined mountains of Colorado.While an undergrad and grad student at CSU Hayward (now East Bay) he performed in the percussion sections of most of the orchestras in the San Francisco Bay Area and twice as soloist for the Paul Creston marimba concerto.As a composer his works have been performed by members of almost all the major orchestras located between the San Francisco Symphony and the New York Philharmonic, and his first work, “One for All – a fanfare for wind ensemble”, has been performed on 4 continents including a featured performance in Carnegie Hall.He currently resides in Los Angeles where he graduated at the top of his class from the USC Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program. In addition to keeping a busy schedule of concert and chamber music commissions, he composes and orchestrates for film, television, and various other media projects. For more information about Robert, visit: https://robertlitton.com/