Composition Department Chair Michael Hersch (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) was the subject of American Visionary, a Utah festival that celebrated his artistry with presentations of three evening-length works – The Vanishing Pavilions, Last Autumn, and On the Threshold of Winter – January 29 to February 1. The event was part of the NOVA Chamber Music Series. Soprano Ah Yong Hong (BM ’98, MM ’01, Voice) performed in On the Threshold of Winter on February 1, which was conducted by Tito Muñoz of the Phoenix Symphony. A review of the performance can be read here. On the Threshold of Winter also received its Chicago premiere with Ensemble Dal Niente and Hong, January 18 and 20.