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Chamber Music of Lawrence Dillon To Be Performed in Texas

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Chamber Music of Lawrence Dillon To Be Performed in Texas on January 31
and Los Angeles on February 1

New York, NY - Chamber music of Lawrence Dillon will be performed in
Texas on January 31 and Los Angeles on February 1:

Saturday, January 31 - 12 noon - The Premiere of Lawrence Dillon's
Blossom for Triple Quartet will be performed by the Cassatt Quartet
with the Permian High and Odessa High student string quartets as part
of chamber music concert at Bonham Junior High School, 2201 E 21st
Street in Odessa, Texas.

The composer will be in Odessa as part of a three-day residency. 
Dillon has said, 'It's great to see young musicians have this opportunity
to perform side by side with seasoned professionals.' The commission and
residency were funded by the Cassatt in the Basin Project, with support
??66rom the Education Foundation of Odessa, Texas.  Visit the quartet
at http://www.cassattquartet.com/.

Sunday, February 1 - 4 PM - an all-Dillon Concert by violinist Danielle
Belen Nesmith featuring performances of the composers' Facade, Mister
Blister, Fifteen Minutes, Sonata: Motion, The Voice and Bacchus Chaconne
at Mayman Hall of the Colburn School of Music, 200 S.  Grand Avenue in
Los Angeles, California.  Other performers will be violist Juan Miguel
Hernandez, pianist David Fung and marimbist Stan Muncy.

In February, Ms.  Belen Nesmith, Grand Prize Winner of the 2008 Sphinx
Competition, will record a CD of these works for Naxos.  The disk will
be available later in 2009.  More about her at http://www.belenviolin.com/.

For more information about the February 1 concert, call 213-621-2200 or
visit http://www.colburnschool.edu/.

Hailed by the Louisville Courier-Journal for his 'compelling, innate
soulfulness,' Lawrence Dillon, Composer in Residence at the North Carolina
School of the Arts, 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.  Read his latest Cadenza
newsletter at http://www.jamesarts.com/releases/dec08/LD_nws_121708.pdf.
Lawrence Dillon's music is published by American Composers Alliance.
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
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Website: http://www.jamesarts.com

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