UToledo Spring Festival of New Music

Category: Concerts & Live Music

Event Date:

Friday, April 3, 2020


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Univ. of Toledo Music Dept
1910 Rocket Dr
Toledo, OH

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The University of Toledo Department of Music annually celebrates the music of current composers. This year's guest is British and American composer, Tarik O'Regan. Several concerts comprise the festival. They will feature O'Regan's music as well as that of other modern composers. See below for schedule. Each concert, except for the chamber concert requires tickets.

Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m. Opera in Recital (UToledo Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall)
Friday, April 3, 7 p.m. Large Ensembles Concert (UToledo University Hall Doermann Theatre)
Saturday, April 4, 7 p.m. UToledo High School Honor Choir Concert (UToledo University Hall Doermann Theatre)
Sunday, April 5, 3 p.m. Chamber Concert (Toledo Museum of Art Great Gallery)

TARIK O'REGAN has written music for a wide variety of ensembles and organizations; these include the Dutch National Ballet, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Sydney Dance Company, Chamber Choir Ireland, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, and the Royal Opera House, London.

He is currently working on a saxophone concerto, which has been commissioned for soloist Amy Dickson by the Presteigne Festival to be premiered in 2020. He continues in his roles as Artistic Advisor and Composer-in-Residence to the Pacific Chorale, which will be premiering a new work and releasing a portrait album of his music on the Yarlung label this season. Also in 2020, Pentatone will release the Houston Grand Opera performance of The Phoenix, O’Regan’s recent opera about the life of Lorenzo Da Ponte starring Thomas Hampson and Luca Pisaroni.
Tarik O’Regan’s work, recognized with two GRAMMY® nominations and two British Composer Awards, has been recorded on 39 albums and is published exclusively by Novello & Co. Ltd, part of the Music Sales Group. O’Regan currently holds the position of Visiting Artist at Stanford University.

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