Chamber Music

current recitals repertoire

"Jovial Jasper" by George Hamilton Green

Xylophone ragtime with Piano accompaniment

"A Kiss Gets the Snow to Melt" (2017) by Eric Ranvig

for Violin, Piano, and Xylophone.

"Divertimento" by Akira Miyoshi

for Alto Saxophone and Marimba 6 Mallets

"Casi Una Trunca" by Guillo Espel (b. 1959)

for Flute and Marimba

"L'Histoire du Tango" by Astor Piazzolla 

"Cohesion" by Matt Moore

"Caprice" by Casey Cangelosi

for piccolo and xylophone

past repertoire

"Sta Vidis I & Uneven Souls (Sta Vidis II)" by Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic

22 April 2017 Master's Recital

Minsky Recital Hall, UMAINE - Orono, Maine

Nathan Hackworth, marimba soloist; Michael Knowles, voice; Fan Yang, Percussion 1; Michael Venti, Percussion 2; Michael Caliandro, Percussion 3; with untrained voices: Torin Smith, Nathan Sanders, Sam Terris, Thalia Sweeny, and Kyle Jordan (members of Spring 2017 UMAINE Percussion Ensemble)

"Cohesion" by Matt Moore

April 2015 UPE Concert

Minsky Recital Hall, UMAINE - Orono, Maine

Nathan Hackworth, percussion 1; Tom Bennett, percussion 2

"Nagoya Marimbas" by Steve Reich

April 2015 UPE Concert

Minsky Recital Hall, UMAINE - Orono, Maine

Michael Venti, marimba 1; Nathan Hackworth, marimba 2

"Snapshots" (2012) by Elliott Schwartz

December 2014 An Evening with Deirdre McArdle

Nicholas Roerich Museum, 97th Street, New York City, New York

Deirdre McArdle, piccolo/flute; Ryu Mitsuhashi, violin; Nathan Hackworth, percussion

 

"Vouz Avez du Feu?" by Emmanuel Sejourné

November 2013 UPE Concert

Minsky Recital Hall, UMAINE - Orono, Maine

Jackson Cromwell, Justin Hadley, Shane Cloutier, Nathan Hackworth

"Stinkin' Garbage" by Ed Argenziano

November 2013 UPE Concert

Minsky Recital Hall, UMAINE - Orono, Maine

Jackson Cromwell, Justin Hadley, James Hadley, Nathan Hackworth

"Plato's Cave" by Casey Cangelosi

February 2015 Senior Recital

Minsky Recital Hall, UMAINE - Orono, Maine

Nathan Hackworth & Justin Hadley

"Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin arr/ Bob Becker

23 November 2017 UPE Concert

Minsky Recital Hall, UMAINE - Orono, Maine

Nathan Hackworth, xylophone; Tor Bright, marimba (alto);  Sam Terris, marimba; Torin Smith, marimba; Reggie Kollman, bass marimba

"Third Construction" by John Cage

November 2015 UPE Concert

Minsky Recital Hall, UMAINE - Orono, Maine

Nathan Hackworth, percussion 1; Tom Bennett, percussion 2; Jackson Cromwell, percussion 3; Michael Venti, percussion 4

Snapshots (2012) by Elliott Schwartz; Suite for Viola, Flute/piccolo, and percussion.

Performed on the stage of Minsky Recital hall on February 19, 2015 with Liz Downing (Flute/Piccolo), Ryu Mitsuhashi (Viola), and myself (percussion). Snapshots is a suite for chamber music trio of viola, flute/piccolo, and percussion composed by Elliott Schwartz of Freeport, ME in 2012-13.

Sta Vidis I (1990) for Baritone solo, Marimba, and vocal drone (ison) by Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic

“This medieval epigram, written by an anonymous Serbian poet in the 14th century, had an inspiring effect in the creation of this stylistic exceptional composition. Serbian-Orthodox plainsong, contemplative, lowpitched marimba sound and ison – an ostinato held by male voices – were merged into a short modo archaico composition.” –Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic

 

Sta Vidis II "Uneven Souls" (1992) for Marimba solo, percussion trio, and untrained voices by Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic

Performers of Sta Vidis I:

Mike Knowles | Baritone Soloist

Nathan Hackworth | Marimba

Thalia Sweeny | voice

Sam Terris | voice

Torin Smith | voice

Nathan Sprangers | voice

“"Uneven Souls" (composed 1992, commissioned by "Kulturinitiative Stubaital" Austria) is a piece whose title reflects the character of the Slavic people from the Balkans and their "uneven" souls. Souls that are free from any "strict rules", any "ultimatums", or any "square, even" way of behaving. The rhythms in this piece are based mostly on uneven beats like 7/8, 9/9, 11/8, and especially 13/8 in the last section of the piece. It shows actually the "picture" of these Balkanian souls, their uneven, not "dogmatic" way of living. The composition consists of three parts, one fading into the other. Singing is also an important part of this work, since singing while at the work, in fields, or at home, is also an important part of everyday life in the Balkans. It should be sung "full blast", with a natural "rough" voice, since this will give the right spirit to this unusual music.”

-Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic

Performers of Uneven Souls:

Nathan Hackworth | Marimba Soloist

Fan Yang | Percussion 1

Mike Venti | Percussion 2

Mike Caliandro | Percussion 3

Mike Knowles | voice

Thalia Sweeny | voice

Sam Terris | voice

Torin Smith | voice

Nathan Sprangers | voice

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