Posts tagged featured composer

February 1, 2014

 

Composer George Theophilus Walker

George Theophilus Walker: February’s Contemporary Composer

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for his work Lilacs for Voice and Orchestra, George Walker became the first African American man so honored.

January 7, 2014

 

Composer Richard Danielpour

Richard Danielpour: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer For January

An active composer and educator, Danielpour currently serves on the composition faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music.

December 4, 2013

 

Composer Ezra Laderman

Ezra Laderman: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer For December

Ezra Laderman currently serves as a Professor of Composition at Yale University and was Dean of the School of Music from 1989-1995.

November 5, 2013

 

Composer Evan Chambers

Evan Chambers: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer For November

A traditional Irish fiddler as well as a composer, Evan Chambers often blurs the line between folk and classical music.

October 4, 2013

 

Album art for Mary Jane Leach's album

Mary Jane Leach: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer for October

Mary Jane Leach’s music focuses on the physicality of sound, its acoustic properties and how they interact with space.

September 5, 2013

 

Man in striped shirt stands surrounded by percussion instruments.

George Crumb: WFIU’s Featured Composer for September

Many of Crumb's compositions include programmatic themes and elements of mysticism, which are often reflected in his visually stunning scores.

July 7, 2013

 

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Esa-Pekka Salonen: WFIU’s Featured Composer for July

Salonen has composed chamber and orchestral works that are staples of the modern repertoire.

May 4, 2013

 

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Stephen Hartke: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer for May

Hartke is a member of the faculty at the Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California

December 3, 2012

 

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Dave Brubeck: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer for December

Composer and bandleader Dave Brubeck is a legend among fans of jazz and classical music.

December 1, 2010

 

Boulez

Pierre Boulez: WFIU’s Featured Contemporary Composer

Pierre Boulez is WFIU's featured contemporary composer for December.

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