Presentation by Robert Kyr, composer-in-residence
July 30, 2017 7:30 PM
The Fountain Arts Building at The Dublin School
18 Lehmann Way, Dublin, NH, United States, 03444
Phone: (603) 563-8212
This event is free and open to the public.
The Walden School Young Musicians Program’s composer-in-residence Robert Kyr, the chair of the composition department at the University of Oregon, will be joining us for a discussion of his work 7:30 PM on Sunday, July 30th, in the Fountain Arts Building on the campus of The Dublin School.
Robert Kyr has composed twelve symphonies, three chamber symphonies, three violin concerti, and numerous works for vocal ensemble of all types, both unaccompanied and accompanied, including many large-scale works for which he wrote or co-wrote the text, including: A Time for Life (an environmental oratorio, 2007); The Passion according to Four Evangelists (1995); and three choral symphonies—From Creation Unfolding (No. 8, 1998), The Spirit of Time (No. 9, 2000), and Ah Nagasaki: Ashes into Light (No. 10, 2005). Many of his works are inspired by the problems of war and peace – for example, he envisioned and implemented ‘Waging Peace through Singing’ (2000-02), a global initiative that encouraged the creation and dissemination of an international repertoire of choral music composed on peace-related texts. Kyr holds a BA from Yale University, an MA from The University of Pennsylvania, an a PhD from Harvard University, and has held teaching positions in composition and theory at Yale University, UCLA, Hartt School of Music, and Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Aspen Music School, and the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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