Bassoonist Darrel Hale, professor at Louisiana State University, commissioned Jenni to write a new work for Mezzo-Soprano, Harp, and Bassoon for premiere Monday, April 1, 2019, 7:30 PM at the SOM Recital Hall in the recital: Time Becomes Space. Using poetry interpreted and curated by Darrel, the work explores life and death, memory and nostalgia, and resignation as we move beyond this plane ino the next. Jenni’s new composition is titled “Ahead of All Parting”.
Darrel will be joined by Megan Ihnen, mezzo-soprano, who is recognized for her colorfully rich tone, powerful performance skills, and insightful musicianship as a new music force of nature. Joining the ensemble on harp is Stephanie Gustafson, who has performed internationally. She is the principal Harpist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and is a regular guest of the Houston Symphony and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans.