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February 22, 2006

UMBC Presents Pianist Joel Sachs in Concert

March 1, 2006
8 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Media contact:
Tom Moore
Director of Arts & Culture

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Joel Sachs (photo: Nan Melville)The Department of Music’s Contemporary Concert Series presents pianist Joel Sachs, who has conducted at major European and American festivals, has been music director for experimental operas, and performs extensively as a pianist. At Juilliard he conducts the New Juilliard Ensemble, a chamber orchestra for new music, and directs the annual “Focus!” festival. For ten years he also was Artistic Director of the MoMA Summergarden. Appearances include orchestral concerts throughout Europe and Latin America, and residencies in Brazil, Germany, Israel, Poland, and Russia.

Sach’s CD of intercultural music of the Americas with Mexico’s La Camerata de las Americas was released on Dorian. He is heard with CONTINUUM on Nonesuch, CRI, TNC, and Musical Heritage Society, among others. He received Columbia University’s Alice M. Ditson Conductor’s Award for service to American music. A Harvard graduate, he received the Ph.D. at Columbia and is writing a biography of Henry Cowell.

His performance will feature music of John Cage, including music for piano, toy piano and prepared piano: Dream (1948), Suite for Toy Piano (1948), In a Landscape (1948), Sonatas and Interludes (1946-48).

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 410-455-MUSC.

Admission is free.

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Posted by tmoore at February 22, 2006 1:31 PM