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November 9, 2012

International composer to debut new piece at Blinn College

Performance pairs with lecture on the composition process Nov. 16

Renowned international composer and pianist Anthony R. Green will discuss the composition process and describe his latest work, “Premises,” two days before premiering his work for the solo timpani on Blinn College’s Brenham campus.

Green, who hails from Boulder, Colo., will present a lecture titled “An Approach to Solo Timpani – The Compositional Process of ‘Premises’ by Anthony Green” on Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. in the Machat Music Facility (map). In the lecture, Green will guide listeners through the process of creating a piece of music for solo timpani while providing insight to the process of composing for all instruments.

Two days later, on Nov. 18, Green’s lecture will be followed by a percussion recital featuring members of the Blinn Percussion Ensemble as they perform duets from around the world.

Quinlan and Dr. Sarah Burke, Blinn’s director of percussion studies, will each perform solo and duet pieces, including the premiere of “Premises” for the solo timpani.

Green has performed in the United States, Netherlands and Korea, and has been featured in such venues as the Cantor Arts Center, Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall. He performs solo, chamber and orchestral pieces, and his compositions have been performed in more than 10 nations.

Todd Quinlan, a music instructor for Blinn’s Brenham and Bryan campuses, will premiere the piece and assist Green in the lecture.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call Dr. Sarah Burke at 979-830-4015.

Blinn’s music department offers small classes, one-on-one attention, practical learning and easily accessible faculty, and consistently places more students in the Texas Community College all-state band than any other community college.