Edgar Meyer (pictured) was born in Tulsa, OK, in 1960. He is both a composer and bass player of note. He began studying his instrument at the age of 5, and in 1994 became the first bassist to be awarded an Avery Fisher grant.
From 1985 to 1993, he composed six pieces for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and his piece Appalachia Waltz, composed for Yo Yo Ma and Mark O'Connor has been widely acclaimed.
Robert Carol is a professor of music at the Hartt School, University of Hartford. His music is performed throughout the U.S. and internationally. Music critic Kyle Ganon writes that his music covers "the widest range of any composer of his generation." Recognition has come from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Asian Cultural Council, as well as virtuoso performers and organizations who have "taken a risk on him." He also writes about new music for Fanfare magazine.
born in 1955, has received commissions from Chanticleer, the San Francisco
Symphony Orchestra, the American Guild of Organists, and others. He is the
recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship in Paris, and is a designated Ralph
Williams Fellow. Conte has taught at several colleges, including Cornell and
Colgate University. Today a choral composition by him will be played.
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.