Lawrence Dillon's "Amadeus ex machina" To Be Performed by Lake Superior
Chamber Orchestra - July 20 Performance at University of Minnesota in
Lawrence Dillon's "Amadeus ex machina" will be performed by the Lake
Superior Chamber Orchestra under their Conductor/Artistic Director
Warren Friesen on Wednesday, July 20 - 7:30 PM at Weber Music Hall
at the University of Minnesota in Duluth.
The concert will also include Tres Danzas Concertantes by Xavier
Montsalvatge, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19
and Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K 550.
Tickets for this concert are $16, with discounts for students and children
under 12. For more information, call 218-525-4076 or visit the Lake
Superior Chamber Orchestra online at
Premiered by the Carolina Chamber Symphony in 2002, "Amadeus ex machina"
has already gone on to international recognition, winning a special
commendation from the Masterprize Panel in London and serving as
contemporary competition piece for the Vakhtang Jordania International
Conducting Competition in Kharkov, Ukraine. It has also been performed
by the Louisville Orchestra and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. The
composer has described the work as "a whimsical re-imagining of Mozart's
40th symphony from the perspective of a sophisticated - but somewhat
disoriented - machine." Read his complete program note and view score
excerpts at http://www.lawrencedillon.com/amadeus.php.
Hailed by the Louisville Courier-Journal for his "compelling, innate
soulfulness," Lawrence Dillon has produced an extensive body of work
characterized by a keen sensitivity to color and a mastery of traditional
forms. A student of Vincent Persichetti, Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter,
David Diamond, and Roger Sessions, Dillon became at the age of 25 the
youngest composer to earn a doctorate at the Juilliard School (1985),
also winning the Gretchaninoff Prize and an ASCAP Young Composers Award.
Currently Composer-in-Residence at the North Carolina School for the
Arts, Dillon holds residencies at numerous summer festivals, and has
been awarded grants from the American Music Center and National Endowment
for the Arts, among others. His works have received special commendation
from the 2003 Masterprize of London, been chosen for the 2002 Jordania
International Conducting Competition in Kharkov, Ukraine and been performed
and broadcast throughout the Americas and Europe. His music is on Albany
("Chamber Music by Lawrence Dillon" -
http://www.jamesarts.com/releases/july02/LD_cd.htm), Channel Crossings,
and CRS. Visit his website at http://www.lawrencedillon.com/.
He is represented by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting - 516-797-9166 -
phone and fax, to whom inquiries about his music can be directed.
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting