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February 1, 2005

UMBC Presents Cellist Franklin Cox in Concert

Franklin Cox (photo: Richard Anderson)The UMBC Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series presents cellist Franklin Cox in concert on Sunday, February 20th at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. His program will include J.S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor (BWV 1011), the Maryland premiere of a work by Elliott Carter, works by Volker Schmidt and Ignacio Baca-Lobera, and a new work of his own.

Franklin Cox has performed in numerous festivals and new music ensembles, including the Indiana University New Music Ensemble, the Group for Contemporary Music, and SONOR, as well as at the 1980 and 1982 Spoleto Festivals, the 1983 Banff Summer Chamber Music Festival, the Xenakis Festival and Darmstadt Revisited Festival at UCSD, and at the Darmstadt Festival since 1988, where he received a special citation for cello performance in 1990. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in composition from Indiana University, a Master of Arts degree in composition from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in composition at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Cox studied with Brian Ferneyhough, Roger Reynolds, Joji Yuasa, Steven Suber, Fred Fox, Harvey Sollberger, Fred Lerdahl, and Jack Beeson. He received an Alice M. Ditson Scholarship and Dissertation Fellowship at Columbia University, Regent’s Fellowship and a Dissertation Research Fellowship for Outstanding Research at UCSD, a full scholarship to the 1990 June in Buffalo Festival, and full scholarships for the 1988 and 1992 Darmstadt Festivals. He was awarded a Stipendium Fellowship at the 1990 Darmstadt Festival, won 2nd prize in the Los Angeles Arts Commission competition in the spring of 1991, and was co-winner of the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis (highest award for composition) in the 1992 Darmstadt Festival.

Admission is $7 general, $3 for senior citizens, free for all students, and free with a UMBC ID. Tickets are available online through MissionTix at or by calling 410-752-8950. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door (cash or check only).

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Posted by OIT at February 1, 2005 12:00 AM