Hudson Valley New Music Concert Series: Concert #1

World premieres of new music by composers Christopher Cook, Michael Dilthey, Dale Marie Hoagland and Peter Jarvis for clarinet, accordion, percussion, electronics and voice.  Emily Herder, clarinet – Rocco Anthony Jerry, accordion – Chelsea Snider-Katt, vocals.   hosted by  Composer Dale Marie Hoagland.

Hudson Valley New Music Concert Series

          Concert #1:

Premieres by Christopher Cook, Michael Dilthey, Dale Marie Hoagland and  Peter Jarvis


1 PM – Saturday July 6, 2018

Morton Memorial Library Auditorium, 82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff, NY




           Dale Marie Hoagland – Deer (2019)  for clarinet and accordion (world premiere)  


Dale Marie Hoagland – Rainbows (2018) for clarinet and accordion


Peter Jarvis – Bellows and Wind (2019) for clarinet and accordion (world premiere)


Peter Jarvis – Music for Accordion and Drums – Perhaps Electric (2019)*  (world premiere)


Dale Marie Hoagland – Triptych (2018) for accordion and voice

  1. fallow lago   2. national ruin  3. melilot


         Christopher Cook – Spectrum II (2018)     for accordion and electronics                                                       

  1. Violet 2. Blue  3. Green 4. Yellow 5. Orange 6. Red


           Michael Dilthey – Sonata (2018) for solo accordion  (world premiere)


Christopher Cook –  Spin Cycle (2019) for clarinet, accordion and electronics

                                                                                                                 (world premiere)                                       



Emily Herder, Clarinet –  Rocco Anthony Jerry, Accordion – Chelsea Snider-Katt, Vocals


*electronic percussion version


Christopher Cook received the Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University where he served as assistant director of the Center for Electronic and Computer Music.  He is a recent recipient of a Fromm Music Foundation commission from Harvard University and has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the Music Teachers National Association, and the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies.  He has served as Composer-in-Residence at James Madison University, Amherst College, the University of Evansville, the Monroe County Community Schools Corporation (Indiana), and for the city of Somerset, Pennsylvania. His compositions are widely performed in university and festival settings including: June in Buffalo, Music of Our Time, the Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival, The Society of Composers Inc., the Annual American Music Week (Sofia, Bulgaria), and the Utrecht Music Festival (The Netherlands).  His electro-acoustic works have been presented at numerous conferences and festivals including: the International Computer Music Conference, the Society for Electro-acoustic Music in the United States, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Florida Electro-acoustic Music Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, and the InterMedia Manifold TechArt exhibit. He is Assistant Professor of Music at Chowan University.

Michael Dilthey received his Doctorate in Composition at Northwestern University.  He also holds Master of Music degrees in composition and conducting.  He has composed two operas, three musicals, orchestral and choral music as well as theatrical incidental music. Recently his musical Greetings from Fitzwalkerstan had a successful run in Madison, WI. Another musical, My Way of Life, workshopped in New York City and he had a composition for string orchestra premiere at Carnegie Hall and in Sweden.  His areas of teaching are music theory, history and composition. Michael lives in North Adams with his wife, Ellen.

Clarinetist and Sousaphonist Emily Herder received her bachelor of music education from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where she studied clarinet with Professor Howard Klug. She attended graduate school in Boston, where she played clarinet with the Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band (Second Line). Since moving to Upstate New York, she joins Second Line for HONK! festivals and plays both clarinet and sousaphone for musical events including the Hudson Valley Brassroots Festival.

Dale Marie Hoagland is a composer and multimedia artist based in New York City. She is a graduate of Bennington College, and her music has been performed at Time & Space Limited and at the 2018 Hudson Valley New Music Festival.


Peter Jarvis add bio here.



Rocco Anthony Jerry    has premiered  works by Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen, Christopher Cook, Michael Dilthey, Daniel Goode, Dale Marie Hoagland, Conrad Kehn, Peter Machajdik,  Arthur B. Rubinstein, Max Simoncic, Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred and Christian Wolff. He has collaborated with Norwegian composer Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred since 2010, and has produced three US tours with him  with generous funding from Norwegian organizations and the American-Scandinavian Foundation. He is a founding member of The Progression Ensemble, and curator of the Hudson Valley New Music Festival.   More info:


Chelsea (Snider)  Katt studied jazz piano and composition for 17 years and has also worked in movie production and video performance art. She has a  diverse background in African drum and dance, Javanese and Balinese Gamelan, and Middle Eastern and Balkan ensemble improvisation.  Currently on the staff at Time and Space Limited, Chelsea has a Moving Image Arts degree from The College of Santa Fe.

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