The award-winning composer Paul Moravec will give an artist’s talk at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, as part of the center’s annual Visiting Masters series.
Moravec, recipient of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Music, is the composer of numerous orchestral, chamber, choral, operatic and lyric pieces. His music has earned many distinctions, including the Rome Prize Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, three awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Frequently commissioned by notable ensembles and major music institutions, Moravec’s upcoming premieres include the eagerly awaited “The Shining” at the Minnesota Opera.
Moravec’s discography includes “Northern Lights Electric,” an album of his orchestral music with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project on the BMOP Sound label. He has four albums of chamber music on Naxos American Classics: “Tempest Fantasy,” performed by Trio Solisti with clarinetist David Krakauer; “The Time Gallery,” performed by eighth blackbird; “Cool Fire,” with the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival; and “Useful Knowledge,” with soprano Amy Burton, baritone Randall Scarlata, Trio Solisti, and la Fenice Quintet.
The Visiting Masters talk is an opportunity to hear the composer speak about his work process, thoughts, and the developments of his compositions. The program, underwritten by a generous grant from the Cutco Foundation, is free and open to the public.
At 7:30 p.m. that day, Buffalo’s pre-eminent chamber music ensemble, The Buffalo Chamber Players, will perform the music of Paul Moravec, including his prize-winning composition “Tempest Fantasy” and works by other composers.
A graduate of Harvard College and Columbia University, Moravec has taught at Columbia, Dartmouth, and Hunter College and holds the unique position of university professor at Adelphi University. He was the 2013 Paul Fromm Composer-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome, served as Artist-in-Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., and was also elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society.
Ticket prices for the concert are $20 at full price, $16 for senior citizens and St. Bonaventure employees, and $5 for students.
For tickets and information, call The Quick Center at (716) 375-2494.
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