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Composer Sydney Hodkinson Begins Guest Residency at SMTD

 01/28/2012

This week, the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance welcomes distinguished composer, conductor and teacher Sydney Hodkinsonfor the 2012 William Bolcom Guest Residency.  Hodkinson will be on campus throughout the term for a series of lectures, rehearsals, lessons, performances and a masterclass. 

Hodkinson, (UM DMA in composition, 1968), has been described by the American Record Guide as "a composer with an absolutely unique and fascinating musical language," and has been honored by the Guggenheim Foundation, the Canada Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, among many others. He served on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music, and teaches at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

The inaugural event of his residency takes place on Saturday, January 28 at 3 p.m. in the McIntosh Theatre in the Moore Buildingwhen the UM Percusssion Ensemble, directed by Professors Joseph Gramley and Jonathan Ovalle, presents a special evening devoted to Hodkinson’s works. Drawing from his vast repertoire, the PE's concert will include “Night Moves” (1990) and three sets from the composer's "Drawings" series. The event is free and no tickets are required.

Other events taking place during Hodkinson’s residency include:

 

Friday, February 3, 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium

Symphony Band, Michael Haithcock, conductor.

Program includes Hodkinson - Duae Cantatae Breves, as well as a new work by UM alum Roshanne Etezady; Free - no tickets required

Thursday February 9, 4:30 p.m., Room 2058 Moore Building

Guest Seminar: Works of Sydney Hodkinson

Thursday February 9, 8 pm, Britton Recital Hall, Moore Building

Contemporary Directions Ensemble, Christopher James Lees, conductor. 

Featuring the music of William Bolcom and guest composer-in-residence Sydney Hodkinson

Friday, March 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Room 2058 Moore Building

Masterclass with Sydney Hodkinson

Selected UM composition students present their works in a group setting  

 

Thursday, April 5, 4:30 p.m., Room 2058 Moore Building

Guest Seminar: Works of Sydney Hodkinson

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