World Premiere at Mornings with Music Concert

Wednesday, January 23, 2008
SNHU Communications Office

Southern New Hampshire University will host the world premiere of a new composition by music Lecturer Christopher Hossfeld at the Mornings with Music concert Tuesday, Feb. 5. The concert will start at 11 a.m. and be repeated at 12:30 p.m. in Robert Frost Hall’s Walker Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

The piece, “Your Eyes Have Their Silence,” will be performed by the Rosetta Trio, a string trio based in the Boston area. Hossfeld will discuss the composition and the trio will demonstrate its creation. The program will end with a complete performance of the new work.

Outside of his work teaching music classes and directing the SNHU Chorus, Hossfeld is an active composer. His music has been performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.; at Yale and Harvard universities; at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass.; and at other concert halls and churches around the country. Hossfeld earned a master’s degree in choral conducting from the Yale School of Music and a bachelor’s in music composition from Harvard University.

The Rosetta Trio was founded in the winter of 2006 by violinist Abigail Karr, violist Sarah Darling and cellist Kate Bennett Haynes. They draw on their various experiences in different conservatories, countries and musical traditions – particularly in early music – to create a shared vision of chamber music. In their programming, they incorporate as many time periods as possible, drawing on the wealth of 16th- and 17th-century consort music as well as seeking out newly written string trios and reaching out to living composers.

The Mornings with Music Concert Series, which is made possible by the support of the Marion C. Smyth Trust, is committed to bringing the finest chamber music to SNHU. The concerts coincide with Appreciation and History of Music classes to give students the unique opportunity to experience live music in the classroom.

Please contact Christopher Hossfeld at 603.668.2211, ext. 2537, or for additional information. Additional information about Hossfeld’s compositions can be found at

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