Heartland Marimba

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Program notes for HMQuartet's spring 2017 tour.

• the artists •

Matthew Coley


Michael J. Jones


Joe MIllea


Andrew Veit


• the composers •



• the tour plan •

March 8 • Des Moines Social Club

4:30-5:15 Student Concert • 6-10 Party • 7:30 Evening Concert

March 9 • Indian Hills Performing Arts Series • Ottumwa, IA

4:00-4:45 Master Class • 7:30 Concert

March 10 • Grinnell College Department of Music

7:30 Concert

March 11 • Grinnell, IA and St. Paul, MN

10:00-11:30am Master Class • Grinnell College

7:00 Concert • Macalester Plymouth United Church • St. Paul

March 12 • Macalester Plymouth United Church

3:00-5:00 Public Master Class

March 13 • Rosemount High School Presentations, MN


• the music •

Fluidity by Steven Simpson

Written for HMF in 2014.


New York Triptych by Gordon Stout 


Momentia/Minutia by Scott Blasco 


Fôr Marimbas by Alex Orfaly

i. Allegro con Vivo

ii. Interlude; Nebulous

iii. Rondo Perpetuus

                        Written for HMF in 2016.


Marimba Quartet by Michael Burritt

Premiered by Matthew and the Northwestern University Percussion Ensemble in 2002.


Agapé by Sabrina Peña Young

                        A New York Women Composers, Inc. artist.


Fantasy by Kevin Romanski


Tanc Szervusz by Alex Orfaly

Premiered and recorded by the Iowa State University Percussion Ensemble and Matthew in 2015.