A Wernick Premiere March 16;

Student Compositions March 21

The Department of Music is sponsoring two concerts this month at the Curtis Institute, 1726 Locust Street. Admission to both is free.

On March 16 at 8 p.m., Gregory Fulkerson, violin, and Charles Abramovic, piano, will perform the Philadelphia premiere of Sonata for Violin and Piano by Richard Wernick, Penn's Magnin Emeritus Professor of Music.

They will also perform Witold Lutoslawski's Subito, Aaron Jay Kernis' Air, Road Movies by John Adams, and Sonata by Donald Erb. Mr. Abromovic, an associate professor of keyboard studies at Temple University, has performed internationally as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborator. Mr. Fulkerson is an internationally acclaimed interpreter of classical and contemporary works for violin, and his debut recording was named one of the year's ten best by The New York Times.

On March 21 at 7 p.m., new music by the Penn Composers Guild will be performed by students of the Curtis Institute of Music. The Penn Composers Guild concerts represent a dynamic collaboration between Penn's department of music and the Curtis Institute's emerging musicians. The program will feature a variety of chamber works for piano, strings, flute and percussion.

Reminder: Penn's Chamber Music Society makes its debut March 18. See March At Penn calendar for details.

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 23, March 2, 1999