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Stefan Cwik Faculty Composition Recital


Cha Chi Ming Recital Hall
200 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Stefan Cwik


Patrick Galvin, violin
Alex Perkins, tenor
Kevin Korth, piano
Michael Minor, bass
Jennifer Ellis, harp
Kayla Wilfong, voice
Joseph Brown, trumpet
Matthew DePasquale, trumpet
Erika Miras, French horn
Michael Cox, trombone
Johnathan Sieberlich, tuba
Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

Partita for Solo Violin (2021, revised 2022)
Baroque dances reflecting the style of Bach
     I. Prelude
     II. Allemande
     III. Corrente I
     IV. Corrente II
     V. Sarabande
     VI. Gigue with a double variation
Patrick Galvin, violin

Nocturnes (songs for the night) (2010, revised 2021)
Two songs for Tenor and Piano
     I. To Sleep (Text by John Keats)
     II. Darest thou now O’ Soul (Text by Walt Whitman)
Alex Perkins, tenor
Kevin Korth, piano

Romani Sketches (2022) [WORLD PREMIERE]
Music sketches reflecting the musical idioms of the Romani people
Michael Minor, bass
Jennifer Ellis, harp


Songs for Beyond (2022) [WORLD PREMIERE]
Folk songs for Voice and Guitar
with original lyrics by Stefan Cwik and Charles Barrett
     I. And Am I Born to Die (Hymn by Charles Wesley, 1763, arr. Cwik)
     II. In Flight
     III. Lullaby
Kayla Wilfong, voice
Stefan Cwik, guitar and back-up vocals

Brass Quintet No. 2 (2011)
     I. Chorale
     II. Scherzo
     III. Nocturne
     IV. Dance, Rondo
Joseph Brown and Matthew DePasquale, trumpet
Erika Miras, French horn
Michael Cox, trombone
Johnathan Sieberlich, tuba

American Troubadours (2020)
Dances based on American folk songs
     I. Introduction - Chant
     II. Country Dance - Quickly flowing
     III. Interlude - Chant
     IV. Blues - Slow Groove
     V. Cadenza
     VI. Western Ballad - Played swiftly
Patrick Galvin, violin
Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

About SFCM’s Composition Department

Prize-winning faculty develop and refine the skills of the next generation of great composers. The composition department both honors tradition and encourages innovation. Our four versatile faculty members closely mentor students while maintaining high-profile composing careers. We strongly emphasize interdepartmental collaboration, matching composers with performers, as well as offer frequent concerts and readings of student works. Every year, SFCM hosts the Highsmith Competition, an internal composition contest that grants the winner a performance of the submitted work by the Conservatory Orchestra. You'll be able to take advantage of the extraordinarily rich musical life of San Francisco, home to some of the most groundbreaking musical activity of the past half-century.

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