A mini-festival celebrating the life and work of American composer Morton Feldman (1926-87) will be held at BGSU Saturday (April 10).
The festival will consist of two, hour-long concerts in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center, one at 2:30 p.m. and the other at 8 p.m. The free concerts are hosted by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at BGSU’s College of Musical Arts.
An associate of composer John Cage as well as many of the seminal figures in the abstract expressionist movement in art, including Mark Rothko, Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock and Robert Rauschenberg, Feldman has been an influential and controversial figure for contemporary composers around the world. His music is usually very quiet, but rich in color and texture.
The works being presented at the festival were selected specifically to provide an introduction to, and overview of, the composer’s work, including arguably his most well-known composition, “Rothko Chapel” for chorus and instruments, performed by the University’s Collegiate Chorale with violist Megan Fergusson, music performance studies, and guests.
For more information, contact the center at 2-2685 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.