Flutist and Composer Robert Dick Presents Community Salon Concert on
October 8 at Brooklyn Conservatory
Flutist and Composer Robert Dick will present a 'Community Salon' concert
on Sunday, October 8, 2006 - 6 PM at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music,
located at 58 Seventh Avenue, at Lincoln Place in Brooklyn, New York.
Robert Dick and flutist Jane Rigler will give a short lecture-demonstration,
improvise together, and lead group improvisations. In the tradition of
community salons throughout the world, the Conservatory will provide an
accompanist and offer free refreshments.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information about
the Salon Series or other programs or classes presented by the Conservatory,
call 718-622-3300 or visit their website at http://www.bqcm.org.
With equally deep roots in classical music old and new and in free
improvisation and new jazz, Robert Dick has established himself as an
artist who has not only mastered, but redefined the flute. Known worldwide
for creating revolutionary visions of the flute's musical role, listening
to Robert Dick play solo has been likened to the experience of hearing
a full orchestra. His performances typically include flute (with his
invention, the Glissando Headjoint=AE) piccolo, alto flute, and bass
flutes in C and F.
As a composer in the classical world, Robert Dick is one of only two
Americans ever to be awarded both Composers Fellowships (twice) and
a Solo Recitalist Grant by the N.E.A. He has received a Guggenheim
Fellowship and commissions from the Jerome Foundation, Fromm Music
Foundation, Mary Flagler Cary Trust, the city of Zurich, the Philharmonie
in Cologne and many more. At the 1999 National Flute Association
Convention in Atlanta, Dick was soloist in his Concerto for Flute/Bass
Flute Strings and Percussion. Close to two thousand flutists gave his
performance and his music a standing ovation. At the premiere of his
concerto at Town Hall in New York City, the New York Times spoke of the
work as "riveting in its timbral variety and brilliant in Mr. Dick's
Dick lives in New York City and is on the faculty of New York University.
He holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.M. in composition from
the Yale School of Music. Visit him online at http://www.robertdick.net/.
For press inquiries and more information about Robert Dick, please contact
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or [log in to unmask]
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting