New Music Festival: University Symphony Orchestra
New Music Festival, featuring composer David Dzubay.
David Dzubay has received commissions from Meet the Composer, Chamber Music America, the National Endowment for the Arts, the US-Mexico Fund for Culture, and the Fromm and Barlow foundations, among others. Recent honors include Guggenheim, Bogliasco, MacDowell, Yaddo, Copland House and Djerassi fellowships, a 2011 Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 2010 Heckscher Prize the 2015 Sackler Prize and a 2015 Fromm Commission. His music has been performed by orchestras, ensembles and soloists in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Asia, and is published by Pro Nova Music and recorded on the Sony, Bridge, Centaur, Innova, Naxos, Crystal, Klavier, Gia, and First Edition labels. Currently chair of the Composition Department and Director of the New Music Ensemble at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Dzubay also spent three years as Composer-Consultant to the Minnesota Orchestra and one as Composer-in-Residence with the Green Bay Symphony. Since 2011, he has taught composition for three weeks each summer at the Brevard Music Center.
The University Symphony Orchestra is the premier orchestral ensemble at the University of Louisville, performing a great variety of orchestral literature from standard repertoire to music of the 21st century. Composed primarily of music majors (undergraduate and graduate), the USO is open by audition to any UofL student. Most notably, the USO gave its Carnegie Hall debut in 2006, was a featured ensemble at the College Orchestra Director’s National Conference in 2010 and a featured ensemble at the KMEA Conference in 2012. Active in promoting music of living composers, the USO’s most current recording, Music of Life: Orchestral Masterworks of Karel Husa, features the University Symphony Orchestra and cellist Paul York. Each year, the USO presents no less than six concerts, including the highly popular Halloween Spooktacular and the New Music Festival concert, which has included music by guest composers such as Karel Husa, John Corigliano, and Brett Dean. The USO also performs at least one concert per semester of purely orchestral works. Recent program repertoire has included Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Berlioz Symphony Fantastique, Elgar Enigma Variations, Franck Symphony in D Minor,Beethoven Eroica Symphony, and Shostakovich Symphony No. 5. In addition to its own performance schedule, the USO regularly joins the UofL Opera Theatre for a fully staged production. Recent operas include Don Giovanni, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Cosi fan tutte, The Mikado, The Tender Land, A Beggar’s Opera, Le Nozze di Figaro and Dido & Aeneas.
Wednesday, November 8 at 8:00pm
School of Music, Comstock Concert Hall
105 W. Brandeis Ave. , Louisville, Kentucky 40292