Lawrence Dillon’s What Happened for violin, viola, cello, and piano will be a featured work in the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Fall Dance Concert, presented on November 19 through 23 at 7:30 pm and November 23 at 2:00 PM by the School of Dance and the School of Design & Production at the Agnes de Mille Theatre on the campus of UNCSA, 1533 South Main Street in Winston-Salem.
Choreography for What Happened was created by School of Dance Associate Dean Brenda Daniels. The piece 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.
What Happened was also performed at Composers Now! Festival in New York, in February 2013, by members of Ensemble 20>>21.
Also on the program are new works by School of Dance faculty member Ming-Lung Yang, School of Dance alumna Kimberly Bartosik and choreographer Larry Keigwin. More about the program here.
Tickets are $15 and $13 for students with valid ID. For reservations, call the UNCSA Box Office at 336-721-1945, or visit http://www.uncsa.edu/performances to purchase tickets online.
Lawrence Dillon, a recent recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship, is Composer in Residence at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He 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/ and his website is at http://www.lawrencedillon.com/.