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Premiere of Zaimont Symphony for Wind Orchestra in Three Scenes

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Jeffrey James <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 31 Mar 2006 15:41:34 -0800

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World Premiere of Judith Lang Zaimont Symphony for Wind Orchestra in
Three Scenes to Be Performed by Trinity College of Music Wind Ensemble
in London on April 6

New York, NY - American composer Judith Lang Zaimont's Symphony for Wind
Orchestra in Three Scenes will be given its World Premiere as a complete
work on April 6 - 7:30 PM in a performance by the Trinity College of Music
Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Roger Montgomery at Trinity College
of Music, Blackheath Halls, Greenwich, London, England.

The Symphony was commissioned in 1999 to honor the Centennial of the School
of Music of the University of Minnesota, for the university's Wind Ensemble,
Craig Kirchhoff, conductor. The first and third movements of the Symphony
have already received multiple performances in several U.S. states. The
work is published by MMB Music.

You can read Carson Cooman's marvelous Three Questions Before the First
Night feature about the World Premiere at
http://www.mvdaily.com/articles/2006/03/zaimont.htm.

For more information about the concert, please contact Trinity College of
Music at 44-20-8305-4444 or visit them online at http://www.tcm.ac.uk.

Judith Lang Zaimont is gaining a growing reputation for her
contributions to the wind ensemble repertoire. Her mid-grades movement
"City Rain", commissioned for American Composer's Forum BandQuest series,
is often performed; and March of 2007 will see the premiere of Israeli
Fantasy for college wind ensemble, commissioned by the Kaplan Foundation.
More information about Ms. Zaimont, including sound clips of many of her
compositions, is available at her website http://www.jzaimont.com/.

She is internationally recognized for her distinctive style,
characterized by its expressive strength and dynamism. Recent accolades
include a 2003 Aaron Copland Award, and a 2005-6 Artists Fellowship
from the Bush Foundation, and the 2006-7 Kaplan Foundation wind ensemble
commission; appointments as Commissioned Composer of the California Music
Teachers Association, Commissioned Composer for the International San
Antonio Piano Competition, and Honored Composer at the 11th Van Cliburn
International Competition (2001). Two new CDs of her music are now
available: 'Pure Colors', solo music and other works for small ensembles
(Albany Music - Troy 785) and 'Sacred Service for the Sabbath Evening'
and other major choral/orchestral works (Naxos 8.559444)

Among her many earlier honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship, artist's
grants from both National Endowments (Arts and Humanities), and First
Prize in the international 1995 McCollin Competition for Composers (for
'Symphony No. 1', performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1996). Her
music is widely performed throughout the U.S. and Europe and has been
recorded for the Naxos, Koch International Classics, Arabesque, Milken
Family Foundation, Albany, Jeanne, Leonarda, Northeastern, and 4Tay
labels. Her principal publishers are MMB Music, Inc., Galaxy/ECS, Vivace,
Jeanne, C. F. Peters, Lyra and Walton.

Her music has been widely documented (12 doctoral papers to date),
and her biography is found in most standard reference works (e.g., New
Grove's). Zaimont works are cited on two 'Best of the 20th Century lists'
(Chamber Music America; Piano & Keyboard Magazine), and she is the subject
both of individual chapters in specialist volumes and major articles in
professional journals. Judith Zaimont also brings outstanding academic
credentials to her musical activities, having served for many years as
a distinguished composition teacher at New York's Queens College and
Adelphi University, Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory, and Minneapolis's
University of Minnesota School of Music.

She is represented by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting, who can be contacted
at 516-586-3433 or at [log in to unmask]

Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
Website: http://www.jamesarts.com

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