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April 3, 2007

UMBC Presents Cellist Franklin Cox in Concert

Sunday, April 22, 2007
3 p.m.
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture
410-455-3370
tmoore@umbc.edu

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Franklin CoxThe UMBC Department of Music’s TNT Series presents cellist Franklin Cox, who will perform a concert featuring contemporary music for the cello on Sunday, April 22nd at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. His program will include Time and Motion Study II by Brian Ferneyhough and the world premiere of Crutch by Aaron Cassidy.

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
Admission is $7 general, $3 for senior citizens, free for all students, and free with a UMBC ID.
Tickets are available through MissionTix at www.missiontix.com 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.

Telephone
Public information: (24 hour recorded message): 410-455-ARTS
Media inquiries only: 410-455-3370

Web
UMBC Arts website: http://www.umbc.edu/arts
MissionTix: http://www.missiontix.com
Online News Releases: http://www.umbc.edu/news

Directions
• From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Administration Drive Garage.
• 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. Turn left and follow signs to the Administration Drive Garage.
• From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Administration Drive Garage.
• Visitor parking is available in the Administration Drive Garage. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days. Hilltop Circle and all campus roadways require a parking permit unless otherwise marked.
Online campus map: http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/campusmap/

Images for Media
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http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/arts/hi-res/
or by email or postal mail.

Posted by tmoore at April 3, 2007 10:08 AM