Libby Larsen Lecture: The Concert Hall that Fell Asleep and Woke Up as a Car Radio

January 24, 2011 @ 8:00 PM
Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami

Artists: Libby Larsen, composer and Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Distinguished Visitor 2011
8 PM
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See also concert listing for January 25: Music of Libby Larsen: Featuring Performances by Frost Students and Faculty

About Libby Larsen

Libby Larsen, a native of Wilmington, Delaware, is one of America’s most performed living composers. She has created a catalogue of more than 400 works spanning virtually every genre from intimate vocal and chamber music to massive orchestral works and 12 operas. A Grammy Award winner who is widely recorded, including more than 50 CDs of her work, Larsen is constantly sought after for commissions and premieres by major artists, ensembles, and orchestras around the world and she has established a permanent place for her works in the concert repertory.

“Music exists in an infinity of sound. I think of all music as existing in the substance of the air itself. It is the composer’s task to order and make sense of sound, in time and space, to communicate something about belng alive through music,” Larsen has said.

As a vigorous, articulate advocate for the music and musicians of our time, Larsen in 1973 co-founded the Minnesota Composers Forum, now the American Composers Forum, which has become an invaluable aid for composers in a transitional time for American arts. A former holder of the Pamamarkou Chair at Hohn W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress, Larsen has also held residencies with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Charlotte Symphony, and the Colorado Symphony.

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