Connecticut College honored composer Arthur Kreiger with a full concert of his music last November. The concert, at Evans Hall, featured percussionists Peter Jarvis and Christopher Graham along with audio engineer Jim McNeish and many other artists. Nine works were performed, including Companion Stars, Electronic Miniature, Four Settings of William Carlos Williams, Close Encounters, Kindred Spirits, and Precious Metals, among others. Kreiger is the Sylvia Pasternack Marx Professor Emeritus of Music.
The composer's catalog contains works for orchestra, chorus, mixed ensembles, solo instruments, and electronic media. Kreiger completed his DMA at Columbia University and has worked as a composer for 45 years. He won the 1993 Brandeis University Creative Arts Medal, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Rome Prize, as well as commissions from the Fromm and Koussevitzky Foundations and the National Endowment of the Arts. He was awarded the Walter Hinrichsen Award by the Academy of Arts and Letters in 2013.