Fine Arts to stream ‘Concert of Living Composers’ on Oct. 29

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Campbell University’s Artist Performance Series will present a livestream, “Concert of Living Composers,” at 8 p.m. on Oct. 29. 

The concert will open with the premiere of “De-tours” for piano and guitar by Methodist University professor Dr. Keith Dippre. According to Dippre, the piece was inspired by the “memorable detours created by hurricane Florence.”

Alejandro Rutty, associate professor of music composition at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will perform the premiere of two works — “Embrace” and “Down with Those Guitars” for electric bass.    

The music of David DeBoor Canfield has been heard on five continents and has been performed by some of the world’s most accomplished soloists. “Sonata d’après Poulenc” for clarinet and piano seeks to capture Poulenc’s ebullient spirit and French harmonies. 

Dr. Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi, artist-in-residence at Piedmont College in Georgia, will premiere “Phantasmagoria” by Campbell University composer Betty Wishart. She will also perform  Wishart’s “Celebration Prelude,” which was commissioned  to celebrate the birthday of pianist Margaret Mills.  

“It is not only a celebration for a person, but also of music and of life,” said Dr. Richard McKee, associate professor of music and chair of the Division of Fine Arts at Campbell.

Photo: David Canfield, courtesy of the Campbell University Fine Arts