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February 25, 2003

Bassist Michael Cameron to Perform at UMBC

The UMBC Department of Music'sContemporary Concerts Series presents contrabassist Michael Cameron, who will present a concert of contemporary classical music.

The Program
Michael Cameron's program will include excepts from the Bach Suite BWV 1010, Giacinto Scelsi's Maknongan, Stuart Saunders Smith's Light, A Dew, Nicholas Maw's The Old King's Lament, Erik Lund's descent, debris, debrief, Stuart Sankey's Haiku, Jelly Roll Morton's Buddy Bolden's Blues, and Hans Werner Henze's Serenade.

About the Artist
Michael Cameron has premiered dozens of solo and chamber works for bass by such composers as Ben Johnston, Violeta Dinescu, Yehuda Yannay, Herbert Brün, Allan Segall, Erik Lund, and many others, and he has also performed many American premieres of works by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (later broadcast nationwide on NPR's "Performance Today"), Sofia Gubaidulina, and Luciano Berio. He has also worked with composers George Perle and Helmut Lachenmann in adapting their solo cello works for the double bass. Cameron is the author of several articles for The Double Bassist and American String Teacher, has contributed a chapter to the Syllabus of Recommended Chamber Music for Bassists (published by the Yehudi Menuhin School in London), and he is chair of the string division of the University of Illinois School of Music. Cameron was a featured guest artist and lecturer at the 1990, 1995, and 1997 International Society of Bassists conventions, as well as at the Cincinnati Summer Bass School and several Midwest international band and orchestra clinics.

Admission is free

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Posted by dwinds1 at February 25, 2003 12:00 AM