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March 2, 2001


The UMBC Music Department presents "Goldstein and Goldstein," a concert by Malcolm Goldstein, renowned pioneer of free improvisation, and Tom Goldstein, UMBC music faculty, at 8 p.m. on March 27 in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is $7 general and $3 students/seniors. For more information, call (410) 455-2942.

The program features that is poetry as for violin and percussion by Malcolm Goldstein; For 1, 2 or 3 People by Christian Wolff; wind chases the sun (for Leonard Peltier) for violin and voice solo by Malcolm Goldstein; Radio Play Music for two musicians by Malcolm Goldstein; Pendulums for solo percussion by Jo Kondo; Variations II by John Cage; and a duo improvisation.

Malcolm Goldstein (no relation to Tom), as composer/violinist, has been active in the presentation of new music and dance since the early 1960s, in New York City, as co-founder/co-director of the Tone Roads Ensemble and as participant in the Judson Dance Theater, the New York Festival of the Avant Garde and the Experimental Intermedia Foundation. Since then he has toured exclusively throughout North America and Europe, presenting solo violin concerts and appearing as soloist with various new music and dance ensembles. He has received awards and commissions from the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Council on the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, The Artists Foundation Fellowship in Music Composition, Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts Award, Prix Acustica International, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, and the Canada Council on the Arts and Tranquien'Art. He has recorded on the Eremite, O.O Discs and Musicworks labels, among many others.

Tom Goldstein is head of the percussion program at UMBC. As a New York City freelance percussionist for over twenty years, he has performed extensively with groups such as the Orchestra of St. Luke's and the Brooklyn Philharmonic, as well as chamber groups, Broadway shows and in nightclubs. Especially active in contemporary music, he has premiered dozens of solo and chamber works, many of which were written expressly for him. From 1980-1990 he served as artistic director of the new music group, GAGEEGO. He has toured with Steve Reich, played with Pauline Oliveros and the ensemble Continuum. Goldstein composed and performed percussion soundtracks for the NBC World Series and U.S. Tennis Open documentaries. He currently performs and records with the Hoffman/Goldstein Duo, which recently completed a tour of Italy. He has recorded on Vanguard, Polydor, Opus I, O.O. Discs, CD Tech, Capstone and CRI.

Posted by dwinds1 at March 2, 2001 12:00 AM