Tomorrow, the Madera Wind Quintet will be performing a new work written for us by Sarah Summar. The piece is called Tó Neinilii’s Mischief, named for the Navajo god of water, who “takes pleasure in bringing or withholding rain from the human population when it is least convenient for them.” In the piece, Sarah combines a Navajo dance, a Hispano ballad, and a cowboy song into an intricate ensemble piece for wind quintet. The pointillistic, post-minimalist style presents rhythmic challenges for the quintet, but the resulting music is delightful. We look forward to giving the work its premiere performance tomorrow at 8PM in the Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater at the University of North Texas.
For more information about composer Sarah Summar, visit her website.