CCM’s Wind Orchestra will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the wind masterwork Lincolnshire Posy by renowned composer Percy Grainger with the concert “The Genius of Grainger” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, in Corbett Auditorium under the direction of Glenn D. Price.
Grainger was one of the most celebrated concert pianists of his day and a revolutionary composer whose contributions have been recently reassessed and featured in a major recording project of his complete works. Especially beloved by wind aficionados, he has composed light and serious works to the medium in equal measure, enriching the core repertoire for wind groups around the world. Also featured in the program are Colonial Song and Gumsucker’s March, both works by Grainger.
About Glenn D. Price
Glenn D. Price is recognized as a leading international conductor. He has conducted in more than 20 countries on five continents, covering the gamut from professional chamber players to 450-piece string orchestras, symphony orchestras and wind ensembles to mass bands of more than 1,500 musicians. Price is best known as a major authority on music for wind groups, and in this capacity he has appeared as featured conductor for many professional organizations.
Price joined CCM in 2011 as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Wind Studies. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, he pursued further conducting studies at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Japan and the Tanglewood Music Centre in the U.S., as well as in Europe and Russia. A noted percussionist, he has performed with the Canadian Opera Company, National Ballet, Calgary Philharmonic and Alberta Ballet, as well as numerous contemporary music ensembles. He recently recorded Ney Rosauro’s Concerto for Timpani at the invitation of the composer.
Price has devoted much of his life in service to the profession and the training of young conductors. As a renowned pedagogue, he has led conducting symposia throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. His students now occupy leading positions in Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere. Following six years on its Executive Board, he was elected to the post of President of WASBE, which is dedicated to the improvement of all aspects of the profession.
Tickets to “The Genius of Grainger” are $12 for general admission, $6 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID. Concert flex ticket packages are also available.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.
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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation