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New York Premiere of What Happened by Lawrence Dillon Performed by 20>>21 on February 18

February 14, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net

The New York Premiere of Lawrence Dillon’s What Happened for violin, viola, cello, and piano will be given by 20>>21 as part of the American Composers Alliance Composers Now! concert on Monday, February 18 - 7:30 PM at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in New York, New York.

What Happened was commissioned and premiered by the Atlantic Ensemble at the Maison Danoise in Paris, France in May 2005. It consists of three movements – Gathering, Congregation and Scattering, and has been recorded by members of the Daedalus String Quartet and pianist Benjamin Hochman for the Bridge label. More about the piece at http://www.lawrencedillon.com/whathappened.php.

Other composers on the program are Elizabeth Bell, Phillip Rhodes, Christopher Shultis, Peter Westergaard, and Lewis Nielson. More about the program at http://www.composers-now.org/symphonyspace-event/7738/aca-composers-now-with-20-21.

Tickets for this concert are $10; Students $5; Children free; Day of Show $15. For more information about ACA and Composers Now!, call 212-864-5400, or visit http://www.composers-now.org/.

20>>21 is an ensemble of accomplished musicians who are passionate for sharing new music with new audiences. 20>>21 collaborates with today's emerging composers to curate deep concert experiences. The ensemble facilitates dialogue between audience, performer, and composer by presenting contemporary composers' works in a context of their own interests and influences. Visit them at http://www.20-21music.org/.

Lawrence Dillon is Composer in Residence at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and has had recent commissions and performances by the Emerson String Quartet, the Mansfield (OH) Symphony, the Boise Philharmonic, the Salt Lake City Symphony, the Daedalus String Quartet, the University of Utah Philharmonia and the Idyllwild (CA) Symphony Orchestra. He has won awards from ASCAP, the Juilliard School, the Ravinia Festival, the International Horn Society, the American Music Center, CRS and many other organizations.

Naxos has issued Lawrence Dillon Violin Music (Catalogue No: 8.559644 - http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.559644), featuring seven chamber works performed by violinist Danielle Belen, 2008 Grand Prize Winner of the Sphinx Competition. His other recent, critically-acclaimed CD release, Insects and Paper Airplanes, is on the Bridge label – http://www.bridgerecords.com/catpage.php?call=9332. His music is published by American Composers Alliance - http://composers.com/. Visit his website at http://www.lawrencedillon.com/.

He is represented by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting - 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net, to whom inquiries about his music can be directed.

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