Seeking Refuge: Local and Global Perspectives - A multifaceted look at immigration & the international refugee crisis, November 4-6, 2018
Monday, Nov. 5 Esch-Hurvis Room, Warch Campus Center, 9 p.m.-10 p.m.—Concert of music by and about refugees performed by students and faculty of the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music
Featuring "Beneath the Azure Sky" by Marilyn Bliss and works also by Mohammed Fairouz, LIgeti, and Milhaud, among others.
Iowa-born composer Marilyn Bliss has written many widely performed orchestral, chamber, and solo works. Educated at Coe College and the University of Pennsylvania, her teachers include such distinguished composers as George Crumb, George Rochberg, Jacob Druckman, Jerry Owen, and Harvey Sollberger. Her many awards include a Charles Ives Prize from the American Academy/Institute of Arts and Letters, an ASCAP Young Composers Award, Newly Published Flute Music awards from the National Flute Association, fellowships from Tanglewood, the Composers Conference, and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and commissions from the Azure Ensemble, Haydn-Mozart Chamber Orchestra, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Powell Quartet, the flutists James Zellers, James Pellerite, and Nina Assimakopoulos, and the National Flute Association.