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Chamber Music of Lawrence Dillon

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Chamber Music of Lawrence Dillon to Be Featured at Spoleto Festival in
South Carolina and International Double Reed Society Conference in New
York on June 7 and 15

Chamber Music by Lawrence Dillon will be featured in upcoming performances
on June 7 at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina and on
June 15 at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Ithaca,
New York.  Details of these concerts are as follows:

Thursday.  June 7 - 5 PM - Spoleto Festival Recital Hall - 54 St.  Philips
Street in Charleston, South Carolina.  Violinist Piotr Szewczyk performs
Lawrence Dillon's Mister Blister and a movement from Fifteen Minutes as
part of his Music in Time - Violin Futura program.  Mr.  Szewczyk will
also perform works by Mason Bates, Moritz Eggert, Daniel Kellogg, Jennifer
Wang, and others as part of this program of new, short, innovative and
exciting solo violin pieces.  Tickets for this concert are $20 and $18
and are available by calling the Festival at (843) 579-3100 or visiting
them online at http://www.spoletousa.org/2007.php.

Friday, June 15 - 7:30 PM - International Double Reed Society Conference
- Ford Hall on the campus of Ithaca College.  953 Danby Road in Ithaca,
New York.  Bassoonist Jeffrey Keesecker will perform Lawrence Dillon's
Furies and Muses, joined by violinist Susan Waterbury and Jennifer Reuning
Meyers, violist Melissa Stucky and cellist Heidi Hoff man.  This will
be part of a special series of bassoon performances featuring Contraband,
Lorelei Dowling, Terry Ewell and Arlen Fast.  This concert is free and
open to the public.  For more information, contact the IDRS at (607)
274-3717 or visit http://www.idrs2007.org/.

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 26 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
lively Sequenza 21 blog 'An Infinite Number of Curves' can be read
at http://www.sequenza21.com/dillon.html.  He was the subject of the
January 2006 American Composer feature by Kyle Gann in Chamber Music
Magazine.  Visit his website at http://www.lawrencedillon.com/.

He is represented by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting - 516-586-3433 - to
whom inquiries about his music can be directed.

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

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