Concerto’s World Premiere Planned in UJ’s Reiland Fine Arts Center
John Clodfelter will present the world premiere of “Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra” by Wes Flinn at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, in DeNault Auditorium at the Reiland Fine Arts Center.
This concert is being presented by the University of Jamestown Department of Music and sponsored by the Convocation Committee. It is free and open to the public.
Before the premiere, the composer will give a lecture, “Pinhook Piano: The Composition and Structure of Wes Flinn’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Band.”
Clodfelter is a full-time Instructor of Piano and Piano-Arts at UJ where he teaches piano and Music History. He originally began music study in piano performance. While a student at DePauw University, Clodfelter discovered his love for collaborative piano. This was further nurtured in his studies at Indiana University. From 1996-2015, John Clodfelter worked at DePauw University as a staff accompanist and vocal coach. In the summer of 2005, he received a grant to study in Vienna, Austria, where he worked with Walter Moore and Carolyne Hague at the Univerität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst.
Clodfelter will be joined by pianist Dr. Mei-Chuan Lin for the premiere.
Dr. Lin has given numerous performances in Taiwan, the United States, and Austria. She currently teaches at the University of North Dakota, where she has served as a collaborative pianist and teaching assistant professor in the piano area since Aug. 2019.
Wes Flinn, a native of Pinhook, IN, holds degrees from Morehead State University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Currently, he is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Minnesota Morris, where he teaches music theory and composition. His works have been performed throughout the United States, France, Austria, Slovenia, and Australia. He lives in Morris, MN with his wife Amanda and three cats.