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Judith Lang Zaimont Elegy for Strings

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Judith Lang Zaimont Elegy for Strings to be Performed by Orkestra Projekt
in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 21 and 22

New York, NY -American composer Judith Lang Zaimont's 'Elegy for Strings'
will be performed by Orkestra Projekt, Jose Valencia, Music Director,
on Saturday, October 21 - 8 PM and Sunday, October 22 - 7 PM at the
Old Centrum theater on the corner of 12th Street and Central Avenue in
Indianapolis, Indiana.  Other selections on this special Halloween 'Fright
Night' concert include The Funeral March of the Marionette" (aka the
theme song from Alfred Hitchcock Presents) and "Frankenstein!" by
contemporary German composer HK Gruber.

'Elegy for Strings', written in 1998, was premiered in that year by the
New York Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Raffael Adler, conductor and has
also been performed by the Women's Philharmonic of San Francisco, the
Kremlin Chamber Orchestra of Moscow, Russia, the Czech Radio Orchestra
of Prague, the Mississippi Symphony and the East Texas Symphony.  The
work has been recorded by the Czech Radio Orchestra for Arabesque
Recordings.

Tickets for this concert are $29, with discounts for children
and seniors, and can be ordered from Orkestra Projekt at
http://www.orkestraprojekt.com/tickets/index.html or by calling
317-488-0070.

Orkestra Projekt is a musical ensemble that presents projects rather
than concerts.  The purpose of this orchestra is to provide opportunities
for musicians to develop a unique style of presentation.  Their aim is
to attract the audiences of tomorrow with good music that might be
thought-provoking.  They encourage audiences to them us break the rules
and to think of ways for increased interaction with the orchestra and
the music.  Learn more about them at http://www.orkestraprojekt.com.

Composer Judith Lang Zaimont 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.  More information about Ms.
Zaimont, including sound clips of many of her compositions, is available
at her website http://www.jzaimont.com/.

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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