The Epicenter Musical Performances Organization
TEMPO (The Epicenter Musical Performance Organization), dedicated to the pursuit, performance, and perseverance of contemporary music, was formed in 2008 at California State University, Northridge by Daniel Kessner and Julia Heinen.
In Spring 2019, TEMPO was honored to receive 1st prize at the Doug Davis Performance Grant for their performance of Fred Lerdahl’s “Time After Time.”
The ensemble of flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, and percussion consists of faculty, alumni, and friends, all of whom share a passion for performing works from the 20th and 21st centuries.
In 2019-2020 TEMPO celebrates its 11th season of bringing contemporary music to the world. In addition to programming established contemporary works, it also hosts an annual “Call for Scores,” selecting several works to feature each season.
Works performed will include three of the winners of our “Call for Scores” Competition
- John Costa’s Venom
- Joshua Hey’s Recreation
- Texu Kim’s Fanfare for PyeongChang
In addition we have three wonderful contemporary works for you to enjoy
- Ingolf Dahl’s Concerto a tre
- Lei Liang’s Gobi Canticle
- Roger Zare’s Zodiacal Light
Performers in this fantastic group are CSUN connected faculty, students, alumni, and friends.
- Julia Heinen, clarinet (CSUN faculty)
- Dave Shostac, flute (CSUN faculty)
- Nancy Roth, violin (CSUN alumnus)
- Lorenz Gamma, violin (CSUN faculty)
- Erika Kirkpatrick, cello (CSUN friend)
- Francoise Regnat, piano (CSUN emeritus faculty)
- John Magnussen, percussion (CSUN faculty) (on leave for this concert)
- Glenn Price, conductor (CSUN former faculty) (on leave for this season)
Guest Performers joining us are:
- Lawrence Stoffel, conductor (CSUN faculty)
- Grant Bubar, percussion (CSUN student)
- Kathryn Gleason Pisaro, oboe (CSUN faculty)
- Joshua Rim, violin (CSUN student)
Sunday, September 15, 2019 -- Doors open at 7pm
Cypress Recital Hall