World Premiere of “Chrysos” at Arizona State University


World Premiere of Chrysos for Bassoon and Piano by Jenni Brandon
Friday, February 9, 2024
7:30 PM
Katzin Concert Hall, Arizona State University


Commissioned by Dr. Albie Micklich, Professor of Bassoon at Arizona State University

This work explores the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly, which lives and migrates across North America.  The chrysalis stage, or cocoon stage of the Monarch butterfly’s life cycle comes from the Greek work “Chrysalis” which mean gold. The chrysalis has a band of gold across the top of the cocoon which is a pigment that reflects light and creates a sparkle of gold.

Albie Micklich and Andrew Campbell present works for bassoon and piano by Amanda Harberg, Damian Montano, Georg Philipp Telemann, and a world premiere by Jenni Brandon. Elizabeth Buck, Heather Landes, Michael Kocour, Corcoran Holt, and Robert Carillo will join for tunes for two flutes, bassoon, and jazz trio by Stevie Wonder and John Coltrane.