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August 31, 2005

UMBC Presents Cellist Madeleine Shapiro in Concert

Thursday, September 15, 2005, 8 p.m.
Fine Arts Recital Hall

Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture

Madeleine ShapiroOn September 15th at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, the Department of Music’s Contemporary Concert Series presents cellist Madeleine Shapiro, whose program, Voices, is a multi-media recital of works for solo cello interwoven with taped statements by the composers. The program will feature both acoustic and electronic works by an international roster of composers, highlighting the lyrical Song of Songs by Karen Tanaka (Japan), which is recorded on Shapiro’s latest CD. She will also play works by Salvatore Sciarrino (Italy), Alberto Ginastera (Argentina), Americans John Cage and Orlando Jacinto Garcia, plus two rip-roaring works for cello and electronics by younger Americans Anthony Cornicello and Craig Walsh.

Madeleine Shapiro’s concerts have included numerous premiere performances of recent works for cello, and cello and electronics, many of which were written specially for her by a wide variety of American, European and Asian composers. She is a recipient of two Performance Incentive Awards from the American Composers Forum to assist in the premieres of new works. Recent appearances include a concert of works for cello and electronics at the avant-garde Logos Foundation in Ghent, Belgium and two tours of Italy with performances and masterclasses at the American Academy and the Nuovi Spazi Musicali festival in Rome; the Orsini Castle in Avezzano, and the conservatories of Parma and Castelfranco Veneto. Madeleine Shapiro performs regularly at colleges and performing arts series in the East and Midwest United States. She appeared twice in recital at the Instituto Brazil-Estados Unidos in Rio De Janiero, Brazil and participated in the 3rd and 5th International Cello Encounters, also in Rio de Janiero.

She is presently an adjunct professor at the Mannes College of Music, New York City, where she directs the Contemporary Music Ensemble and teaches classes in the performance practice of twentieth century music. As co-director of the New Music Consort, she held the Chair of Johnson Distinguished Visiting Professor at Middlebury College, Vermont.

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Posted by tmoore at August 31, 2005 4:24 PM