Alex Freeman, assistant professor of music, will have his new composition work, "Aerial Voices (Variations on a Theme of Charles Fussell)," premiered in the new Helsinki Music Center in Helsinki, Finland on February 5. The music is inspired by the work of Charles Fussell - one of Freeman's former teachers, a friend and a mentor. Freeman's work is inspired the clarity, freshness, and emotional impact of Fussell’s music and includes twelve variations on a theme from the choral/symphonic work of Fussell's, Specimen Days.
Finnish pianist Salla Karakorpi will premiere the new work along with works by Bartók and Brahms to a sold-out hall in the new music center in Finland. The event will be live-streamed at the Weitz Center Cinema at 11:00 a.m.