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Composer Joseph Schwantner, Here This Week, Among 2012 Grammy Winners

February 13, 2012

Among the winners at last night's 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, "The Best Solo Instrumental Album was Chasing Light, with music by Joseph Schwantner, with solo percussionist Christopher Lamb, conductor Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, on Naxos," reports today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Schwantner will be at DePauw University this week as guest composer during "Music of the 21st Century."MG 4813 The Pulitzer Prize-winner's five-day residency (February 15 - 19) will include several public events, including performances of his Grammy Award-winning piece, Percussion Concerto No. 1. The second movement of this composition can be heard on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Thompson Recital Hall; the third movement will be performed Saturday, February 18, at 1 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. Both performances will be presented by percussion student Josiah Rushing ’13 and DePauw accompanists Amanda Hopson and Keith Teepen.

Learn more in this summary, or visit the DePauw University School of Music website.