William Thomas McKinley 80th Birthday Memorial Celebration: Concert

NEC: Jordan Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

Join us for a retrospective look at the music of William Thomas McKinley, featuring a diverse cast of amazing ensebles and performers including Dinosaur Annex, Transient Canvas, Nahre Sol, Michael Norsorthy, Richard Stoltzman, and Mika Stoltzman.

About William Thomas McKinley

A talented jazz pianist and prolific composer, McKinley first arrived at NEC in 1972, when President Gunther Schuller hired him to teach composition, orchestration, jazz improvisation, and piano students, and remained on the faculty until 1995. His students remember him as an ebullient mentor whose unbridled creative spirit was infectious. He passed away in 2015.

More about William Thomas McKinley

  1. McKinley: Piano Preludes (1988, 2008) | World Premiere

    I. Allegro elegante
    VI. Largo lamentoso
    IX. Vivace

    • Nahre Sol, Piano
  2. McKinley: Blue Jeans (1991)

    • Michael Norsworthy, Clarinet
    • Yoko Hagino, Piano
  3. McKinley: Paintings No. 8 (1988)

    I. Landscape: Voluttuosamente
    II. Elegy: Elegante
    III. Cathedrals: Presto
    IV. Clowns: Burlesco

    • Dinosaur Annex
    • Amy Advocat, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
    • Diane Heffner, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
    • Katherine Matasy, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
    • Matt Sharrock, Percussion
  4. McKinley: Mostly Blues (2012)

  5. McKinley: Poem of Light (1983)

  6. McKinley: Paintings No. 7 (1982)

    • Transient Canvas Chamber Players
    • Jeffrey Means, Conductor
    • Antonina Styczen, Flute
    • Amy Advocat, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
    • Matt Sharrock, Percussion
    • Franziska Huhn, Harp
    • Aaron Likness, Piano
    • Lilit Hartunian, Violin
    • Lauren Nelson, Viola
    • Stephen Marotto, Cello
WIlliam Thomas McKinley
NEC: Brown Hall

Join scholars Dr. Jeffrey Sposato and Dr. Peter Smucker as they host a symposium to discuss theoretical and historical aspects of McKinley’s music. The event will feature pianist Nahre Sol who will...