Symphony Orchestra: Living Color
April 12, 2013
Location: Chatlos Chapel
1:00 PM • Composition Masterclass with Judith Lang Zaimont, featuring Cairn students.
4:00 PM • Judith Lang Zaimont Lecture: "Imaging the Composer Today"
Clear-eyed view of the emotional payoffs, artistic decisions and fulfillments, and economic perils that characterize the career of a composer in the 21st century.
7:15 PM • Touching the Sound: Preview of evening concert. Judith Lang Zaimont, special guest
8:00 PM • Symphony Orchestra Concert: Living Color
Most of the composers of this concert live among us today, so their music is especially relevant to our experiences. Prepare yourself for a brilliant array of colors. The creative powers of female composers take center stage in this evening of marvelous sounds. Following the concert, you may find yourself going online to download more music of these wonderful composers.
Jennifer Higdon, Soliloquy
Augusta Read Thomas, Of Paradise and Light
Judith Lang Zaimont, Chroma: Northern Lights
Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring, Suite for 13 Instruments
Composer Judith Lang Zaimont is internationally recognized for her distinctive style, characterized by its expressive strength and dynamism. Her works include three symphonies, music for wind ensemble, chamber opera, oratorios and cantatas, vocal-chamber pieces with varying accompanying ensembles, a wide variety of chamber works, and solo music for string and wind instruments, piano, organ, and voice. Learn more at www.jzaimont.com