Lawrence Dillon’s String Quartet #3: Air will be performed by the Hodges-Taylor Ensemble on Friday, June 22 – 7:30 PM at Davis Theater at the Old Courthouse, 65 Union St. South in Concord, North Carolina. The concert will be given as part of the Charlotte Composers Workshop.
Lawrence Dillon will be one of five Composers-in-Residence at the Charlotte Composers Workshop. The others are John Allemeier, Craig Bove, Mark Engbretson and Alejandro Rutty. This will be a two-week intensive session with a wide variety of offerings, including lectures and master classes with the area’s finest composers and musicians, and choreographers and concerts with a collaboration between music composers & dancers. More about it at http://www.savvymusic.org/Welcome.html.
String Quartet No. 3: Air is a single-movement, ten-minute work in five sections: Aura-Aria-Air-Aria-Aura. The third in a cycle of six quartets focusing on Classical forms, String Quartet No. 3: Air is an homage to the da capo aria, adhering to the outline, substance and spirit of operatic song. The piece was premiered in January 2006 at the Four Seasons Chamber Festival. The Daedalus Quartet has recorded the work as part of the Grammy-winning (for Producer Judith Sherman) and critically acclaimed Bridge CD Insects and Paper Airplanes. More about the piece at http://www.lawrencedillon.com/air.php.
The June 22 concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 704-455-6633 or visit http://www.savvymusic.org/Welcome.html.
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. His music is published by American Composers Editions. 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. Visit the composer’s website at http://www.lawrencedillon.com/.