Sonata for Cello and Piano by Lloyd Ultan (1929-1998) will be featured in concert on June 12th, on what would have been the composer's 88th birthday, with Gregory Theisen, Piano, and Jacqueline Ultan, Cello. Performers for this event at Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota will also include David Livingston: Flute, Recorder, Sax; Takako Seimiya Senn, Trumpet; and Momoko Tanno, Soprano. The Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) has put together a special cross-cultural experience with a rich selection of Western classical pieces and the works of Japanese composers in the Western tradition. The first half of the program will consist of European music and the second part will feature Japanese folk songs that have been arranged by Greg Theisen (Piano), including a celebration of the birthday of Lloyd Ultan.
Ultan received a bachelor's degree from New York University, a master's degree from Columbia University, and a doctorate from the University of Iowa. In 1971, he founded, and, from 1971 to 1974, served as Director of the Composer's Residency Program at Wolf Trap Farm Park in Vienna, Virginia.
Ultan served as chairman of the Department of Music at American University in Washington, D.C. for 13 years, and spent a year as Visiting Professor of Composition and Theory at the Royal College of Music in London. He has also lectured at Cambridge University and been a visiting composer on numerous college and university campuses in the United States.
He was a professor and chairman (and later emeritus professor and chairman) of composition, music theory, and electronic and computer music at the School of Music University of Minnesota, and also served as the Director of the Electronic/Computer Music Studio. He was responsible for founding the School of Music and served as its director from 1975 to 1986.
When: 06/12/2016, 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Jacqueline Ultan graduated from YALE University with a Master’s Degree in performance. Jacqueline’s unique versatility as a cellist, composer and collaborator has put her in demand among some of the world’s foremost artists in new and creative music, includingThe JAYHAWKS new 2011 release Mockingbird Time, DAN WILSON, E. Carlos Nakai, Anthony Cox, The New Standards, Huun Hur Tu, Kevin Kling, British pianist and composer Tony Hymas, and French artists, songwriter/bassist Imbert Imbert and cellist Didier Petit.