The Perelandran Project 

Whittier College News Release

Whittier College
Office of Public Relations
13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA  90608-0634

March 24, 2003         
Reference:  02/03:71       

  Gabriela Baez or Caye Brundage Riley at (562) 907-4974

The Perelandran Project 

WHAT:                        Interactive chamber music concert featuring compositions by Teresa LeVelle, assistant professor of music at Whittier College


WHEN:                        3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 6


WHERE:                 The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier

                             13439 Philadelphia St., Whittier


COST:                         $15; $12 for seniors with ID

ADD:                      “The Perelandran Project,” an interactive chamber music concert,
                             will explore themes that can be found in LeVelle’s compositions and
                             the writings of C.S. Lewis.  The concert will include commentary
                             from James Prothero, a scholar who has published many articles on
                             Lewis and has edited a scholarly journal devoted to Lewis. 

                             As a composer, LeVelle has said that growing up on a farm in Kansas has had a profound influence on her work.  She believes that truth in the natural world can be represented through organized sound in the concert hall.  In her music, this approach is heard in the use of silence and rapidly changing musical moods. 

                             LeVelle holds a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University in composition, and her music is performed throughout the world.  She has received many commissions, including “The Shadowlands: Concerto for soprano saxophone and string quartet,” which premiered in Montreal and “Kanza,” a piece for flute, soprano saxophone and cello, which premiered at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall.  Both these pieces will be performed in her Whittier concert, as will the world premier of “Ignis Fatuus,” a piece for cello.  For this concert, LeVelle has assembled an impressive array of noted musicians, including Whittier faculty members Danilo Lazano, flutist, and pianist Stephen Cook.


INFORMATION:         For tickets and information call the Shannon Center Box Office at

                             (562) 907-4203

(Note to editors:  There will be an outreach performance for children from Lincoln and Hoover elementary schools on Friday, April 4, at 11 a.m. in the Shannon Center.  The outreach performance is sponsored by the Rose Hills Foundation.

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