Charlotte Chamber Music offers "Carolina Shout: A Musicial Tribute to Romare Bearden"
First Tuesday Concert, October 4
12:10 and 5:30pm FREE!
First Presbyterian Church
200 W Trade St Charlotte, NC
Guest artists: Tai Murray, violin Ina Zdorovetchi, harp will be performing TJ Anderson's "Vocalise" for violin and harp (ACA published work from 1988)
Sponsored by CharlotteChamberMusic.org <http://www.cmsp.wordpress.com/>
T.J. Anderson is one of the leading composers of his generation. He was born August 17, 1928 in Coatesville, Pennsylvania and received degrees from West Virginia State College, Penn State University, and a Ph.D in Composition from the University of Iowa. He also holds several honorary degrees. After serving as Chairman of the Department of Music at Tufts University for eight years, Thomas Jefferson Anderson became Austin Fletcher Professor of Music and in 1990 became Austin Fletcher Professor of Music Emeritus.
He now lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina where he devotes full time to writing music. He studied composition with George Ceiga, Philip Bezanson, Richard Hervig, and Darius Milhaud. Anderson is well known for his orchestration of Scott Joplin's opera, Treemonisha which premiered in Atlanta in 1972. His first opera, Soldier Boy, Soldier based on a libretto by Leon Forrest, was commissioned by Indiana University. The opera, Walker was commissioned by the Boston Athenaeum with a libretto by Derek Walcott and Slip Knot, commissioned by the School of Music, Northwestern University is based on a historical paper by T.H. Breen with libretto by Yusef Komunyakaa.