Music Department Events

Feb 8

Christopher U. Light Lectureship Concert II: Music of Alex Freeman

Selected solo and chamber works of Carleton College’s new composition professor will be performed in conjunction with a lecture about the works included. Brian Lee will perform Freeman’s one-movement Piano Sonata (2000) and Three Pieces (2004). Eva Alkula will perform Magnolia (2002), for the Finnish traditional kantele, and comes all the way from Helsinki, Finland to do so. The program will conclude with two mixed chamber pieces: Intermezzo, a short work written for a wedding, and Blueshift, commissioned by the American Embassy in Helsinki for the celebration of Steve Reich’s 70th birthday. The concert will also feature David Carter (St. Olaf), Nina Olsen, Martha Jamsa, Jay Johnson, Matthew McCright, and Hector Valdivia. Christopher U. Light, Carleton class of 1958, who also created companion lecture funds in the fields of art and music, established the Light Lectureship in Literature. Light is a freelance writer and composer, record producer and musician with a dedication to promoting the arts at Carleton.

Friday, February 8th, 2008
8:00 – 9:30 pm / Concert Hall

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