Lawrence Dillon - The Voice for violin and piano, Free Spirits Ensemble, Sept. 28, Oct. 4


Sep 28 2014 - 3:00pm

Lawrence Dillon’s The Voice for Violin and Piano Performed by Free Spirits Ensemble at their first season concert on September 28 in Apex, North Carolina

Lawrence Dillon’s The Voice for violin and piano will be presented by members of the Free Spirits Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, September 28 – 3:00 PM at Halle Cultural Art Center, 237 N. Salem Street in Apex, North Carolina.

The Voice was written in 2008 and has been recorded by violinist Danielle Belen for Naxos. It is Dillon's melancholic, dramatic embellishment of a transcribed aria for a soprano, from his own 2001 opera Buffa.

Close to Home program:
Sunday, September 28, 2014 – 3pm Halle Cultural Art Center, Apex, NC
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 – 3pm Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest, NC

Featuring the works of composers in the Raleigh area including: Lawrence Dillon, composer-in-residence at UNC Chapel Hill; nationally award winning Bryan Putnam; nationally recognized Lanette Lind; flutist and publisher Ann Pearce, and rising star Daniel Poissant.

Tickets for the September 28 event are $12-Adult, $10-seniors/students, free for children 12 and under. For more information, call 919-249-1120 visit

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 commissions and performances by the Emerson String Quartet, 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), 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. His music is published by American Composers Alliance - and his website is at


He is represented by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting - 516-586-3433 or [email protected], to whom inquiries about his music can be directed.