Echoes of Yesteryear

Program Notes
Echoes of Yesteryear is an attempt to create a continuous symphonic sound only using a single cellist and electronics.

Biographical Sketch
Luke Payne studied composition under Dr. Mark Snyder at UMW. "Echoes of Yesteryear" is his second major work, after his first piece "American Addiction Addiction" which has been selected to be showcased at the 2017 West Fork New Music Festival.

Performer Biographical Sketch
Luke Payne is a rising senior at the University of Mary Washington where he is pursuing a double major in music and computer science. A cellist for over a decade, Luke has studied with musicians such as Neal Cary, Mark Snyder, and Ken Law, among others. Luke received the first place award for the 2015 FFPO competition, and placed in the All Virginia State Orchestra for three consecutive years receiving the assistant principal chair.