David del Tredici
The distinguished American composer delivers a lecture on his work accompanied by recordings of some of his most famous compositions.....
David Del Tredici, born in 1937 in Cloverdale, California, is an American composer and distinguished Professor of Music at The City College of New York. According to Del Tredici's website, Aaron Copland said David Del Tredici "is that rare find among composers — a creator with a truly original gift. After making his piano debut with the San Francisco Symphony at 17, he went on to receive a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.F.A. in 1964 from Princeton University, studying with composers Earl Kim, Seymour Shifrin, and Roger Sessions.
Much of his early work consisted of elaborate vocal settings of James Joyce and a decade long obsession with the work of Lewis Carroll. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1980 for In Memory of a Summer Day, the first part of Child Alice. His later works have included many vocal settings of contemporary poets such as Allen Ginsberg, Thom Gunn, Paul Monette, James Broughton, Colette Inez, and Alfred Corn. OUT Magazine has twice named Del Tredici one of its people of the year. While trained in serial technique, Del Tredici now writes in a tonal style; he is one of the clearest exemplars of neoromanticism.
In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, he has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship and Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, a Brandeis Creative Arts Award, a Friedheim Award, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and election to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. His works are regularly commissioned by major orchestras in America and abroad.
The lecture will be in English language and is organised by the Hellenic American Union in cooperation with the Greek Composers Union and the Hellenic American Education Centre.
|Artist||David del Tredici|
|Organizer||Hellenic American Union, Greek Composers Union, Hellenic American Education Center|
|Venue||Hellenic American Union Theater|
|Type||Talk - Presentation|
|Admission Fee||Admission is free|