Date and Time: June 13, 2015 @ 7 pm
Location: Riverside Church Theatre, 490 Riverside Dr., NYC
Tickets: $15 General Admission/$10 for Students and Seniors
For more information, call 212-870-6784 or visit http://www.chambermusiccenter.com/.
Lawrence Dillon’s Amadeus ex Machina will be performed on Saturday, June 13 at 7:00 PM by the Chamber Music Center of New York Camerata, Sybille Johner, Conductor, at Riverside Church Theatre, 490 Riverside Drive in New York, New York. This will be part of CMC Camerata’s Chamber Orchestras concert.
Amadeus ex Machina for chamber orchestra is a whimsical re-imagining of Mozart's 40th symphony from the perspective of a sophisticated - but somewhat disoriented - machine. Themes are mixed and matched in odd combinations, key centers are skewed in unexpected directions, and the entire composition is condensed into a ten-minute soundbite.
It was premiered at Wake Forest University in May, 2002. The work was awarded a special commendation by the 2003 Masterprize panel in London, and was chosen as contemporary competition piece for the 2002 Vakhtang Jordania International Conducting Competition in Kharkov, Ukraine. It received its Russian premiere in March, 2005 by the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic. You can find more information about the piece at this link.
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), 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 http://www.lawrencedillon.com/.
He is represented by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting, to whom inquiries about his music can be directed.