New Music for a New School: Mellits & Reich
March 15, 2014
Faculty, students and special guests premiered a new work by UIC faculty composer Marc Mellits alongside Steve Reich's monumental Music for 18 Musicians. The work was commissioned by the UIC Office of the Chancellor.
Head of music, Michael J Anderson, hosted a pre-performance discussion on contemporary music with Marc Mellits, Steve Everett, the new dean of the UIC College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, and Roshanne Etezady. A reception followed the sold-out performance, hosted by advisory committee members Mary Jo Papich, Ginger Farley, and Janet Carl Smith.