Think classical music is all from
the days of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms? Assistant Professor of Music Andrew
Allen wants to clarify that classical music is still being produced every day
throughout the world during the next Faculty Forum Series at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,
April 17, in Legacy Hall’s Multipurpose Room.
Allen is currently preparing
for three world-premiere performances of pieces by internationally renowned
composers to occur in Zagreb, Croatia, this summer. “The Faculty Forum presentation
will discuss the methods by which musicians and composers work together to
craft brand new musical works, using the as-yet unheard pieces as illustrations,”
He wants the audience to gain
a better understanding of the role and influence that contemporary classical
music has in everyday lives. He also will illustrate the creative process so
the audience might better understand and appreciate that the international
world of contemporary music is closer than they might think.
Allen is working with composers
Fang Man of China, a Guggenheim Fellow; François Rossé of France; and Robert
Lemay of Canada.
Faculty Forum is a monthly
showcase for the research and creative endeavors of the Midwestern State
University faculty. It is an opportunity for the campus and Wichita Falls
communities to learn, engage, and sometimes discuss the novel ideas and
explorations of the talented individuals who teach, discover, and create at MSU
Texas. Admission is free and open to all.
2017-2018 Faculty Forum committee is Whitney Snow, Eduardo Colmenares-Diaz, and
Jonathan Price. Contact Colmenares at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 940-397-4183 for more information.