Libby Larsen, one of America's most performed living composers, will visit UMD for a two-day residency. She has written a new work for two pianos, which will premiere in the Weber Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. on March 24. Pianists Jeanne Doty and Tracy Lipke-Perry, faculty members in UMD's Department of Music, will present the world premiere of "79 Fossil Gestures of Antonio Alberto de Biedma."
Several other works written by Larsen will be performed at the recital and a "Meet the Composer" reception follows the concert.
Larsen will spend March 24 and 25 at UMD teaching and lecturing. While in residency, she will present the following free events in the Weber Music Hall:
UMD Chair of Music Theory and Composition, Dr. Justin Rubin, states that "in an era that has witnessed the reemergence of the composer as communicator, Libby Larsen stands at the forefront as a vital expressive force who responds to her audience's need for something new, something interesting, and yet always something that connects with one's intuition for what just seems plain wondrous."
Except for the March 24 recital, all events are free and the public is invited to attend.