World Premiere of My Letter from Carl by Brian Wilbur Grundstrom to be
Performed by New Jersey Gay Mens Chorus on June 15 and 16
Brian Wilbur Grundstrom's My Letter from Carl for TTBB chorus, oboe
and piano, will be given its World Premiere by the New Jersey Gay Men's
Chorus on Friday, June 15 - 8 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church,
268 Washington Crossing and Pennington Road in Titusville, New Jersey
and will be repeated on Saturday, June 16 - 8 PM at the Crescent Avenue
Presbyterian Church, 716 Watchung Avenue (intersection of East 7th St.)
in Plainfield, New Jersey.
The piece, commissioned by the New Jersey Gay Men's Chorus, has lyrics
by Joseph Shapiro. It tells the story of Carl, writing to tell his
boyhood friend Joey how much he misses him. Read the text at
The new work will be presented as part of Greetings from New Jersey,
an evening of music about the state, from legendary hometown artists
to cherished memories and experiences unique to its people and culture.
Tickets for these concerts are $20, $15 for students and seniors. For
tickets and more information, please contact NJGMC at 609-396-7774 or
visit them at http://www.njgmc.org/.
Brian Wilbur Grundstrom's compositions for film, orchestra, piano,
quintet and other ensembles demonstrate an innovative use of harmony
and melody, which although firmly rooted in the tonal tradition is
entirely new. Classically trained in piano as well as music theory
from Gettysburg College, he has continued orchestration and composition
studies with John David Earnest. His awards include Encore from American
Composers Forum and ASCAPLUS from ASCAP. He is also a grant recipient
from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported
in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. A member of ASCAP, Brian
attended the prestigious prestigious ASCAP/NYU Buddy Baker Film Music
Workshop. He recently completed music for '2 Minutes Later' a full
feature by Robert Gaston, in addition to a half dozen short films.
Visit his website at http://www.brianwilbur.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
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