Dan Locklair's Organ and Chamber Music To Be Performed in North Carolina
- October 6 at Wake Forest University and October 9 at Old Salem Village
Major works from Dan Locklair's organ and chamber music catalogue will
be performed in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the coming days.
His "Chautauqua Soliloquy" for flute and piano will receive its second
performance on Thursday October 6, 2005 by Richard Sherman (flute) and
Peter Kairoff (piano) in Brendle Recital Hall of Wake Forest University,
Wake Forest Road in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Richard Sherman, Professor of Flute at Michigan State University School
of Music and Principal Flutist with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra
(Chautauqua, NY), premiered this piece at Chautauqua on July 3, 2005.
More about him online at http://www.music.msu.edu/faculty/faculty.php?id=75.
"Chautauqua Soliloquy" was the result of a commission from the composers'
friend and colleague, David Levy, in celebration of his wife, Kathy, a
flutist and long-time member of the Chautauqua Symphony, on the occasion
of her 2005 birthday.
For ticket information and directions to Brendle Recital Hall, please
call the Wake Forest Music Department at 336-758-5364.
Locklair's "Salem Sonata" will conclude renowned American organist
Marilyn Keiser's concert on Sunday, October 9 2005 at 3:00 PM on the
historic 1800 Tannenberg organ in Gray Auditorium of the Old Salem
Visitor's Center, Old Salem Village in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Also appearing in Dr. Keiser's recital will be 2003 Metropolitan Opera
Competition winner, soprano, Christina Pier.
"Salem Sonata" for organ is in four movements and was composed during
late August and September of 2003 on commission from Mr. & Mrs. Mark
Welshimer. Approximately ten minutes in length, "Salem Sonata" celebrates
the 2004 completed restoration of the historic 1800 David Tannenberg
pipe organ that was originally installed and dedicated in 1800 in the
Moravian Church (now known as Home Moravian Church) in Salem, North
Marilyn Keiser is Chancellor's Professor of Music at Indiana University
Bloomington, where she teaches courses in sacred music as well as applied
organ. Prior to her appointment at Indiana University, Dr. Keiser was
Organist and Director of Music at All Souls Parish in Asheville, NC, and
music consultant for the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina,
holding both positions from 1970-1983. Much more about her at
Admission fee to this concert is $8.00. For directions and more
information, please contact Old Salem at 336-721-7300.
Internationally recognized American composer Dan Locklair, a native
of Charlotte, NC, is Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Music at
Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. His compositional output,
influenced by a wide variety of traditions, ranging from Medieval to
modern music, includes symphonic works, a ballet, an opera, and numerous
solo, chamber, vocal, organ and choral compositions. His music has been
performed throughout Europe and North America by many major orchestras,
choral groups, chamber ensembles and soloists. Several of these works
have received major awards, including the 1989 Barlow International
Competition Award for "changing perceptions & Epitaph" and the 1996
American Guild of Organists Composer of the Year Award. Among his other
honors are consecutive ASCAP Awards since 1981 and a Kennedy Center
Friedheim Award. His latest CDs, Dan Locklair Orchestral Music (Albany
Records Troy 517), and Dan Locklair Chamber Music (Albany Records Troy
701-02) have been released to great critical acclaim. His principle
publisher is Subito Music Corporation at http://www.subitomusic.com/.
For more information about composer Dan Locklair, including a bio, list
of works, discography and much more, please visit http://www.locklair.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