Music and Theater Arts Composer Forums presents Don Byron. 5pm, Lewis Music Library, 14E-109. Free. A reception follows.
Don Byron has written arrangements of Sondheim's Broadway musicals and original scores for silent film, television, dance companies and has composed the soundtracks for documentary films. Commissions include "Spin," a duet for violin and piano premiered at the Library of Congress; "Red," a big band suite premiered at the Monterey Jazz Festival, two string quartets - "There Goes the Neighborhood" for Kronos, and "Four Thoughts on Marvin Gaye" for Ethel. Other recent concert works are "Tide," a mixed sextet premiered at The Egg in Albany for the Quadricentennial Celebration of the Hudson River Valley, and "7 Etudes For Piano," commissioned by pianist Lisa Moore.