Bright Sheng, guest composer-in-residenceFebruary 25–March 1, 2019Chamber Concert: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 • 7:30 p.m.Gala Closing Concert: Friday, March 1, 2019 • 7:30 p.m.Green Center for the Performing Artsbrightsheng.com
Lyricism, rhythmic propulsion and dramatic gestures are defining qualities of composer-conductor-pianist Bright Sheng’s music. Awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2001, Sheng combines his expertise in traditional musics of China and the Western Classical canon to create works that are regularly performed by leading musicians across the globe. DePauw School of Music is honored to host University of Michigan’s Leonard Bernstein Distinguished University Professor of Music as this season’s guest composer-in-residence.
“An innovative composer who merges diverse musical customs in works that transcend conventional aesthetic boundaries.” — MacArthur Foundation
This series is made possible through the generosity of Robert A. ’69 and Margaret Sheridan Schmidt ’69.