21st Century Composers, Music Appreciation

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Prosser Public Library
Community Room

Event Details

Today's recordings include works by the following composers:

Cindy McTee (pictured) born in 1953, was greatly influenced by the Polish composer Krzystof Penderecki, her teacher for 3 years. The winner of numerous awards, her music reflects a "charging, churning celebration of the musical ... energy of modern-day America." Her music has been performed by many orchestras, most notably among them the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. Currently she is a professor of music at the University of North Texas.


Fred Lerdahl has studied at Lawrence University, Princeton, and Tanglewood, and taught at Columbia
University as Fritz Reiner Professor of Music. His music has been performed by such premiere orchestras as the New York Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His music has been described as showing organic images unfolding in time, giving the "impression of inexorability."

Lasse Thoresen was born in 1949. His music education was at the Norwegian State Academy of Music, followed by the Instituut voor Sonologie in the Netherlands. He was involved with developing a new theory of music and new methods of analyzing music, Sonology. The basis of this theory is that the emphasis of musical analysis should be on what the listener perceives. Thoresen is also concerned with the phenome of religion in music, and attempts to express the religious dimension of man's existence.

Russ Salk will bring his collection of recordings by contemporary composers for your listening pleasure. Enjoy musical excerpts and learn a bit about selected contemporary composers. Registration is appreciated.

Event Type(s): Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Russ Salk
Carol Lennig
(860) 243-9721 ext. 3558

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