Lecture: Songs Without Words, The Future of Classical Music

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Date/Time:Saturday, 22 Feb 2014 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Location:Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall
Cost:Free
URL:http://www.music.iastate.edu/events/apq1/
Contact:Jonathan Sturm
Phone:515-294-7399
Channel:Music Department
Categories:Lectures
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American composer George Tsontakis, composer-in-residence in the ISU music department.

Tsontakis is the recipient of the two richest prizes awarded in all of classical music: the international Grawemeyer Award in 2005 (for his Second Violin Concerto), and the 2007 Charles Ives Living, awarded every three years by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has been twice nominated for a Grammy for best classical composition.

Tsontakis is the distinguished composer-in-residence at Bard College Conservatory of Music, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, and the longtime composer-in-residence with the Aspen Music Festival, Colorado. His music is performed by some of the most prestigious ensembles in America and the world.