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February 22, 2006

UMBC Presents Cellist Franklin Cox in Concert

Saturday, March 12, 2006
3 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Media contact:
Tom Moore
Director of Arts & Culture

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Franklin Cox (photo: Richard Anderson)The Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series presents cellist Franklin Cox, who will present a concert featuring contemporary music for the cello. His program will feature J. S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009, performed in extended just intonation, a new work by Aaron Cassidy, a new work by David Kim-Boyle and other compositions.

Dr. Franklin Cox received B.M. degrees in cello and composition from Indiana University, as well as composition degrees from Columbia University (M.A.), and the University of California, San Diego (Ph.D.), where he also served as adjunct faculty member from 1993 to 1995. He studied cello with Gary Hoffman, Janos Starker, and Peter Wiley, and composition with Steven Suber, Fred Lerdahl, Brian Ferneyhough, and Harvey Sollberger. Dr. Cox has received numerous fellowships, prizes, and commissions from leading institutions and festivals of new music, including fellowships from the Schloss Solitude and the Sacher Stiftung, the Kranichsteiner Prize for both composition and cello performance from the Darmstadt Festival (also serving on the Komponistforum in 1994), and commissions from the 1998 Berliner Biennale and 2001 Hannover Biennale. He has performed with many leading new music groups, including SONOR, the Group for Contemporary Music, Exposé, Surplus, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, and Ensemble Köln. Since 1993, he has presented a solo recital entitled The New Cello, focused on original new works for the cello, more than 90 times throughout Europe and North America. In 2002, he joined the faculty of UMBC as assistant professor of music. He is co-editor of the international book series, New Music and Aesthetics in the 21st Century. His works are published by Rugginenti Editions and Smith Publications, and his works can be heard on Rusty Classica, Neuma Records, Solitude Edition, and 11 West Records.

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

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Posted by tmoore at February 22, 2006 3:22 PM