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FGCU Bower School of Music Presents Lecture on "The Music of George Crumb"
1/22/2010

FORT MYERS, FL - The Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University hosts Steven M. Bruns, associate professor of Music Theory and associate dean for Graduate Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder College of Music, to present a lecture on the music of distinguished American composer George Crumb, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2 in the Student Union ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Crumb, who recently celebrated his 81st birthday, is the composer of "Black Angels" and "Ancient Voices of Children." His music is known for its colorful effects and theatrical elements, in addition to its innovative use of harmony, rhythm and notation.

In his lecture, Bruns explores excerpts from several works by Crumb, and discusses its significant musical and historical aspects.

Bruns holds a Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has numerous publications and papers on a wide variety of topics including the music of Crumb, Schubert and Mahler.

For more information, media representatives should contact assistant professor in the Bower School of Music David Thurmaier at (239) 590-7627.

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