On Thursday, February 1, Asheville School will host local professional musicians who will play musical works by current senior Mac Waters. At age 17, Waters is a burgeoning composer who weaves varied styles throughout his work. The concert will focus on chamber music and will take place in the Walker Art Center's Graham Theater.
Waters has attended two sessions of the Cleveland Institute of Music's Young Composers Program and written music for Asheville School productions. In 2017, he answered a call for scores, and his solo piece for flute, "Tinted," was selected for the Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival. Earlier in 2017, Waters wrote the score to Asheville School's original production, "Fragments of Frankenstein."
Director of Music John Crawley looks forward to sharing these pieces with Asheville School students. "I think it is important to expose our students to types of music they might not be familiar with," he said. "It's also important to celebrate the successes of our students. Mac has already had success as a composer, and I want our student body to be aware of that and have the opportunity to talk to him about his process after hearing some of his compositions."
The concert will feature three compositions by Waters: one for solo flute; one for piano, violin and cello; and one for piano, clarinet and flute. Following the performance, Waters will answer audience questions about his works.
The concert is free and open to the public. It will begin at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, in the Walker Art Center's Graham Theater.