May 21, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
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Dan Locklair Performance Calendar
Spring — Fall 2002

Brevard Music Center

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 known items (as of 15 May) 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 2002. Performance also includes soprano Deborah Voigt in arias by Verdi, Weber and Strauss and the Orchestra performing Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. $26, $23.

Performance of Locklair's Dream Steps (A Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp) by a trio made up of Brevard Music Center faculty (Jennifer Nitchman, flute, Royce McLarry, viola, Fran Duffy, harp), Brevard Music Center, 7:30 P.M., 8 July 2002. Chamber Music Recital. $9.

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, 2002.

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 2002. Band/Wind Ensemble concert. Free.

Performance of Locklair's Reynolda Reflections (A Trio in Five Movements for Flute, Cello and Piano) by a trio made up of Brevard Music Center faculty (Helen Blackburn, flute, Mike Daniels, cello, Douglas Weeks, piano), Brevard Music Center, 7:30 P.M., 31 July 2002. Chamber Music Recital. $9.

Vocal works (yet to be announced) of Dan Locklair will appear on the Brevard Art Song Recital concert, 7:30 P.M., 21 July 2002. $9.

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

2002 AGO National Convention Performance

Sonata da Chiesa (for flute and organ) will be performed at the 2002 AGO National Convention in Philadelphia (featuring Marilyn Keiser, organ; flutist not yet announced) on 2 and 4 July 2002, on a program entitled Organ Plus at First Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA.

Upcoming World Premieres

The Æolian Sonata for organ by Dan Locklair, to be premiered in Duke Chapel of Duke University by David Arcus, organ, on 2 June 2002. This piece was commissioned by Duke University Chapel in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the historic Duke Chapel Æolian pipe organ. In three movements, the twelve minute work is inscribed: In remembrance of the darkness of September 11 from which emerged hope for Peace and joy in Thanksgiving.

Symphony No. 1 ("Symphony of Seasons") by Dan Locklair, commissioned by a consortium of American orchestras led by the Louisville Symphony Orchestra, will have its World Premiere on the Louisville Symphony's 19 October 2002 Subscription Series concert (Brown Theatre), Uriel Segal, conductor.

Upcoming significant performance of Locklair chamber music

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.

Upcoming significant performances of Locklair choral music

Poems 'n Pairs (for SA and piano) by Dan Locklair is being performed at Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston, SC on 25 May, 2002 by the Winston-Salem Children's Chorus (Barbara Beattie, Music Director). The piece is a pair of two choral cycles. W-S Children's Chorus will perform Cycle I.

Pater noster by Dan Locklair will be performed by the Vocal Arts Ensemble in a concert on Sunday evening, 9 June, 2002, at 5 pm in Duke Chapel.

Upcoming significant performances of Locklair organ music

One of America's most distinguished organists and teachers, Dr. David Craighead, will perform Dan Locklair's RUBRICS at the convention of Roman Catholic musicians, NPM, on 29 July 2002 at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY

ASCAP Award

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

Mini-residency

The Music of Dan Locklair will be the focus of a masterclass presented by Dan Locklair to the Composition Department of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC on 20 September 2002.

Blackard Lecturer for 2002-03

Dan Locklair has been named the Blackard Lecturer for 2002-03 by Brevard College, Brevard, NC.

National Broadcasts of Locklair works

Ayre for the Dance for organ by Dan Locklair, as performed by Ji-yoen Choi (from her Naxos CD), will be broadcast nationally over the Public Radio International program, Pipe Dreams, during the week of 27 May 2002.

Rubrics (A Suite for Organ in five movements) by Dan Locklair, as performed by organist, Marilyn Keiser (from her Pro Organo CD), was broadcast nationally over the Public Radio International program, Pipe Dreams, during the week of 21 April 2002.

A profile on The Music of Dan Locklair was broadcast on Saturday 16 February 2002 over WNUR-FM in Chicago. Produced by Bruce Duffy, the program featured interviews with Dan Locklair and performances of his orchestra (Creation's Seeing Order [A Prelude for Orchestra]), chamber (Dream Steps [A Dance Suite for Flute, Viola and Harp]) and organ music (Rubrics).

Two organ works by Dan Locklair were aired over the nationally syndicated MPR program, "Pipe Dreams" on 21 January 2002 and were performed by two of eight winners of the 2000 American Guild of Organist's Regional Competition for Young Organists. Michael Costello performed Ayre for the Dance and The Peace May Be Exchanged (from Rubrics) was performed by Tom Trenney.

Several Recent Performances of Locklair works

Brief Mass and For Amber Waves by Dan Locklair were both programmed on the spring concert subscription series of Bel Canto Company (a professional choral ensemble based in Greensboro, NC - David Pegg, Music Director), on 4 and 6 May 2002 at Christ United Methodist Church, Greensboro, NC. Dan Locklair was presented in pre-concert talks before each concert.

Poems 'N Pairs, Cycle I (for SA chorus and piano) by Dan Locklair was performed on the Spring Concert of The Winston-Salem Children's Chorus (Barbara Beattie, Music Director) on 12 May 2002 in Brendle Recital Hall of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.

The professional choral ensemble, Bel Canto Company, performed Dan Locklair Brief Mass at the American Choral Directors Association's Southern Division Convention in Charlotte, NC at 4:00 P.M. on 28 February 2002. At 8:00 P.M. on that same day, Bel Canto Company performed Brief Mass in a public concert at Queens College in Charlotte.

Dan Locklair's Dream Steps (A Dance Suite for Flute, Viola and Harp) was performed on a Chamber Music at St. Peter's Benefit Concert in Charlotte, NC on 9 March 2002 at 8:00 P.M. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church.

Important Recent Canadian Performance

Brief Mass (for eight-part choir, a cappella) by Dan Locklair, as performed in concert by the professional Canadian ensemble, Musica Orbium (Patrick Wedd, Music Director), at Christ Church Cathedral, 28 April 2002, Montreal, Canada.

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