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Chamber Music of Dan Locklair on November 11 at Wake Forest University

November 8, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net

Dan Locklair’s In the Almost Evening (A Nocturne for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano) will be performed on Sunday, November 11 – 3:00 PM in Scales Fine Arts Center’s Brendle Recital Hall on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The composer writes about the piece, “In the Almost Evening (A Nocturne for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano) was composed in 1983 and is based on the poetry of Japanese/Canadian poet, Joy Kogawa. Although conceived as a one-movement work, the three poems divide the composition into three primary sections. While the middle section (i.e. “Snake Dance”) is a “slippery” dance for soprano and clarinet alone, the other sections (i.e. “In the Almost Evening” and “Breezes”) involve all three members of the trio.”

In the Almost Evening was composed for clarinetist Esther Lamneck and her Saturn Trio and was premiered that same year at the International Chamber Music Festival in Key West, FL. It is dedicated to Ms. Lamneck. The work has been recorded by her, along with pianist Gary Steigerwalt and soprano Teresa Radomski for Opus One (LP 116) and also on two recordings by clarinetist Crag Rine, pianist Robert Jorgensen and soprano Janeanne Houston (So Much Beauty (Elmgrove Productions) and Dan Locklair: Chamber Music (Albany CD, Troy 701/2).

The program will also feature works for clarinet, piano, and voice by Shulamit Ran, Jennifer Higdon and Joan Tower. Performers will be Anne Dervin, clarinet, singer Teresa Radomski and pianists Charles Hogan and Louis Goldstein.

The November 11 performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call 336-758-5364 or visit http://www.wfu.edu/music/events/november.html.

Internationally recognized composer Dan Locklair is Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Music at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His compositional output includes symphonic works, a ballet, an opera, and numerous solo, chamber, vocal, organ and choral compositions. His music has been performed throughout Europe and North America by many major orchestras, choral groups, chamber ensembles and soloists. Among his honors are consecutive ASCAP Awards since 1981 and a top award from the Barlow Endowment. In its centennial year, Dan Locklair was named Composer of the Year by the American Guild of Organists. Recent CDs include Naxos’ Symphony of Seasons and other orchestral works (CD 8.559337), performed by the Slovak Radio Orchestra. Locklair’s primary publishers are Subito Music and Ricordi (Boosey & Hawkes and Hal Leonard, U.S. agents).

For information about Dan Locklair, including a bio, list of works, discography and much more, please visit http://www.locklair.com. You can also contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.

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