Echoes of Yesteryear

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

Biographical Sketch
Luke Payne has studied composition under Dr. Mark Snyder at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. "Echoes of Yesteryear" is his second major work. His first piece "American Addiction Addiction" has been selected to be showcased at the 2017 West Fork New Music Festival and the 2018 Electro-Acoustic Barn Dance.

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 2014 FFPA young artist competition, and placed in the All Virginia State Orchestra for three consecutive years, receiving the assistant principal chair his final year attending.