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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
tmoore@umbc.edu
410-455-3370

Note: You may download this release as a pdf file (212k).

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
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/news

Images for Media
A high resolution imagea for media is available online: http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/arts/hi-res/ or by email or postal mail. (Photo: Nan Melville.)

Directions

  • From I-95 take exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to UMBC.
  • 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.
  • Parking is available after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day during weekends in gated Lots 16/9A for a $.50 fee, quarters only. To get to these parking lots, circle around Hilltop Circle (either direction) until you reach Hilltop Road. Take Hilltop Road toward the center of campus. (The Fine Arts Building will now be directly in front of you.) Proceed through the stop sign. The road will curve to the right. You will need to deposit 50¢ (two quarters) to open the gate. If Lot 16 is full, you can also pay to park in Lot 9A, which sits on the hill immediately above Lot 16—just go back to the stop sign and turn left toward Lot 9A, and then to the gate. If both these Lots are full (which would be unusual in the evening), then park in the Commons Garage, Walker Avenue Garage or Lot 10.
  • Online campus map: http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/campusmap/

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