Irish Composer Frank Corcoran to Attend the Premiere of VARIATIONS ON MYSELF
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by BWW News Desk
Frank Corcoran -- the noted Irish composer -- will be in New York City to attend the premiere performance of his recently completed chamber orchestra work Variations on Myself .
Several of his orchestral and choral works are available on recordings issued by, among others, the NAXOS, Col-Legno, and Caprice labels. For almost thirty years he taught composition and theory in the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg, Germany. Corcoran first visited the US in 1989 as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Subsequently, he has been invited to lecture at Indiana University, CalArts, Harvard University, Boston College, New York University and Princeton.
As basis for his recently completed work, Variations on Myself, Corcoran employs a melodic theme derived from the pitches suggested by the composer's name: F-D-C#-Eb-C-A. Melodic and harmonic materials are generated by mutating these pitches while strict metrical writing of the strings contrasts with undulating lines in the wind instruments
The free-admission concert is part of the North/South Consonance concert series, now on its 33rdconsecutive season. It will take place the evening of Tuesday evening March 12. The GRAMMY nominated North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of its founder Max
The concert will start at 8 PM and will take place at the auditorium of Christ & St. Stephen's Church (120 West 69thSt - between Broadway and Columbus) on Manhattan's West Side. Admission is free-- no tickets necessary.
For further intormation please visit http://www.northsouthmusic.org/