The Newsletter of Composer Dan Locklair

Volume I Number 2Summer 2002

World Premieres
In perhaps the most important World Premiere of Dan Locklair's music in recent years, his Symphony No. 1 ("Symphony of Seasons"), which is being commissioned by a consortium of American orchestras, will be given its World Premiere by the Louisville Symphony Orchestra, Uriel Segal, Music Director, on 19 October 2002, Louisville, KY. Future performances will take the work to the North Carolina Symphony, the Salisbury Symphony (also in NC) and the Salt Lake Symphony in Utah, as well as others throughout the country.

For more information about this project, visit

Duke University commissioned Dr. Locklair for a new organ work celebrating the 70th anniversary of the installation of the 1932 Æolian Organ. The Æolian Sonata was given its World Premiere by Chapel Organist David Arcus, on 2 June 2002, Duke Chapel, Duke University, Durham, NC. The three-movement composition is written "in remembrance of the darkness of Sept.11 from which emerged hope for peace and joy in Thanksgiving,"

Classical Voice North Carolina wrote of the premiere, "(this was) a successful piece in all senses-appropriate to the times, and for showing off the variety of the capabilities of this particular organ on this occasion." The score is published by Subito Music Corp. ( and distributed by Theodore Presser.

Dan Locklair was awarded his 22nd consecutive ASCAP Award in June from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Locklair in Residence
Dan Locklair will be Composer-in-Residence for the Brevard Music Festival 2002 (14 June - 4 August). In this post he will oversee rehearsals and performances of his works, present two public lectures, teach and present masterclasses to the Center's composition students. Selected pieces to be performed and composer activities are listed below:

Performance of Locklair's Hues for Orchestra (Three Brief Tone Poems) by the BMC Festival Orchestra (David Effron, Conductor), Brevard Music Center, 3:00 P.M., 30 June. Performance also includes soprano Deborah Voigt in arias by Verdi, Weber and Strauss and the Orchestra performing Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.

Performance of Locklair's Dream Steps (A Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp) by a trio of Brevard Music Center faculty (Jennifer Nitchman, flute, Royce McLarry, viola, Fran Duffy, harp), Brevard Music Center, 7:30 P.M., 8 July.

Performance of Freedom's Gate (A Fanfare for 2 Antiphonal Brass Quartets and Percussion) on the Canadian Brass Alumni and Friends Concert, Brevard Music Center at 7:30 P.M., 10 July.

Performance of Locklair's A Pilgrim's Lot (A Concert Piece for Band) on the Transylvania Wind Ensemble and Band Concert, Brevard Music Center, 1:30 P.M., 27 July.

Performance of Locklair's Reynolda Reflections (A Trio in Five Movements for Flute, Cello and Piano) by a trio of Brevard faculty (Helen Blackburn, flute, Mike Daniels, cello, Douglas Weeks, piano), Brevard Music Center, 7:30 P.M., 31 July.

Vocal works (yet to be announced) of Dan Locklair will appear on the Brevard Art Song Recital concert, 7:30 P.M., 21 July.

Dan Locklair will be featured in two Composer's Lectures. Both are free. 6:30 P.M. 11 July 2002, Brevard Music Center and 6:30 P.M. 24 July, Brevard Music Center.

For more information about these concerts, visit Brevard online at

Upcoming Performances
Dan Locklair has a number of performances of his music upcoming during 2002. These include: Sonata da chiesa (for organ and flute) will be performed by American organist Marilyn Keiser and flutist Mimi Stillman on 2 and 4 July 2002, American Guild of Organist's 2002 National Convention, Philadelphia, PA, First Baptist Church, [Not open to general public.]

Reynolda Reflections (A Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano) by Dan Locklair will be performed on the Fall concert series of the Mid-Atlantic Chamber Music Society, Wilmington, DE, on 13 October 2002.

Locklair on the Web
For more information about composer Dan Locklair, including a bio, list of works, discography and much more, please visit For a calendar of recent and upcoming performances and other events for the balance of 2002, visit here. You can also contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
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Farmingdale, NY 11735
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