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Lynn University's Conservatory of Music to Present New Music Festival & More in October

Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music Presents 7th Annual New Music Festival, Concert by the Lynn String Orchestra & Concerto Competition Final Round in October

 
 
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PRLog - Sep. 27, 2012 - (Boca Raton, FL – September 27, 2012) Lynn University will be crazy-busy in October with this year’s third and final Presidential Debate, but Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music also has a packed month with several major public performances, both on and off campus:

7th Annual NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL
+ Donald Waxman, Composer-in-Residence
+ Lisa Leonard, Director

October 1 – 7:30 p.m.  (Monday)
Spotlight 1: Young Composers
Few events are as exciting and inspiring as world premieres. The opening night of the seventh annual New Music Festival will feature the works of our extraordinary composition majors performed by the composers themselves and their peers.  The program will also feature the winning work of the 2013 Florida State Music Teachers Association high school composition competition.
Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall
FREE

October 3 – 7:30 p.m.  (Wednesday)
Contemporary Music Forum
A highlight of past festivals, this lively performance lecture/forum will feature modern and avant‐garde works performed by Conservatory students. A panel led by composer‐in‐residence Donald Waxman will discuss various artistic and practical components of the music in addition to general philosophical issues of contemporary music.
Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall
FREE

October 4 – 7:30 p.m.  (Thursday)
Spotlight 2: Donald Waxman
Featuring the world premiere of the 2013 commissioned work, this program will showcase the diverse works of Donald Waxman who has written for almost every genre throughout his career spanning more than seventy-five years. A student of Elliott Carter and Bernard Wagenaar, he has been commissioned by the New York Composers Forum, Huntingdon Trio, Baltimore Chamber Music Society and the Gregg Smith Singers. His orchestral works have been performed by the Houston, St. Louis, Honolulu, and Seattle Symphony Orchestras and he is the recipient of the Gustav Klemm Prize, the Guggenheim Paris Fellowship and the Delius Society’s Grand Prize for American chamber music compositions. Mr. Waxman will work closely with Conservatory students in preparation for this special event.
Louis and Anne Green Center for the Expressive Arts
FREE

Also in October 2012

October 16 – 7 p.m.  (Tuesday)
Lynn String Orchestra
Presented by Kretzer Piano “Music for the Mind” Concert Series
Jon Robertson, dean of the Lynn University Conservatory of Music, conducts the Conservatory’s String Orchestra. Some of the world’s greatest string orchestra literature will be performed by the conservatory’s virtuoso strings
The Harriett Himmel Theater for Cultural & Performing Arts
City Place
700 S. Rosemary Avenue in West Palm Beach
Tickets:  $10 for adults; $5 for students *
(NOTE: Please call 866.449.2489 to order tickets.)

October 28 – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (Sunday)
Concerto Competition Final Round
Finalists will perform before judges Cynthia Phelps, viola (principal, New York Philharmonic) and Robert Ward, piano (director Concerto “Fest” Austria). Winners will perform as soloists with the Lynn Philharmonia conducted by Jon Robertson in our Concerto Winner’s Concerts on Dec. 1 and 2.
Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall
FREE

How to Purchase Tickets:
Tickets are available for purchase at the Lynn University Box Office, located in the Wold Performing Arts Center at 3601 N. Military Trail. Tickets also may be purchased online at http://events.lynn.edu or by phone at 561.237.9000.

About Lynn University:
Founded in 1962 as Marymount College, Lynn University operates the Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Orchestra in Boca Raton. The conservatory has grown and earned international acclaim, attracting world-renowned faculty and gifted student-musicians. Its mission – “to  provide high quality professional performance education for gifted young musicians, and to set a superior standard for music performance worldwide” – emphasizes its commitment to engaging the Palm Beach County cultural community. With the opening of the new Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center in April 2010, the Philharmonia now performs in its own concert hall on the Lynn campus.

FOR PHOTOS:
Multiple 4-color photos of all performers are available by email upon request. Please send your request to gary@pr-bs.net

Media Contact:
Gary Schweikhart
PR-BS, Inc.
561.756.4298
gary@pr-bs.net

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