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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
Admission is free

Telephone
UMBC Artsline (24 hour recorded message): 410-455-ARTS
Media inquiries only: 410-455-3370

Web
UMBC Arts website: http://www.umbc.edu/arts
UMBC News Releases: http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/oci/index.phtml?r=Art
Department of Music website: http://www.umbc.edu/music

Directions
From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.

From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.

From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.

Daytime metered visitor parking is available in Lot 10, near the Administration Building. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days. Hilltop Circle and all campus roadways require a parking permit unless otherwise marked.

Online campus map: http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/campusmap/

Images for Media
High resolution images for media are available online: http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/arts/hi-res/ or by email or postal mail.

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