Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer to Lecture at CSU

Wayne Peterson COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus State's Schwob School of Music and the CSU Percussion Ensemble will host Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Wayne Peterson this weekend for two free, public events..

Peterson will attend an open lecture and discussion of his life and work in the arts at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 in the RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. He will also be in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21 in the RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall.

The concert also will feature Columbus Brass, a Schwob School of Music faculty ensemble, which will debut its work for brass quintet and percussion, accompanied by faculty artist Paul Vaillancourt (percussion) and directed by faculty artist Jamie Nix (conducting).

Lisa Oberlander, assistant director of the Schwob School of Music, will perform solo clarinet work, and there will be a performance by the CSU Singers, directed by Constantina Tsolainou. The CSU Percussion Ensemble will debut a work written for this event, and faculty artist Amy Griffiths (saxophone) will perform a concert premiere of Jim David's new concerto for saxophone and percussion ensemble written for the 2012 International Saxophone Symposium And Competition, which was held at the Schwob school last October.

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Photo: Wayne Peterson (high-resolution original)