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U of M Wind Ensemble's Newest CD Features Music of Gregory Mertl

May 8, 2017

Released last week by Bridge Records, the U of M Wind Ensemble's newest CD features the music of Gregory Mertl under the direction of Professor Craig Kirchhoff with soloists Solungga Liu (piano) and Professor Immanuel Davis (flute). 

Conductor Craig Kirchhoff writes: "I was drawn to Gregory Mertl's unique palette of instrumental color and timbre and his ability to seamlessly shift emotional landscapes with ease, and sometimes with shocking conviction. These dramatic shifts of emotional momentum are accompanied by striking metamorphoses of harmonic language; a language that exploits the vast and powerful sonorities of the contemporary wind ensemble in ways that are fresh and revolutionary to my ears." Learn more