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Saturday, December 25, 2004
Robert Kyr to Write Symphony Honoring Nagasaki Victims

Robert Kyr (b. 1952), a composer on the faculty of the University of Oregon, has been commissioned by the Nagasaki Peace Museum to write a symphony to memorialize the atomic bomb victims of Nagasaki, Japan.

The city will mark the 60th anniversary of the bombing that immediately killed 74,000 people. Kyr is working with Kazuaki Tanahashi, a 71-year-old Japanese writer, who initiated the idea of composing a symphony for the victims of the 1945 bombing.

Kyr graduated from Yale summa cum laude in 1974 and continued his education in England at the Royal College of Music in London, and at Dartington Summer School for the Arts, where he studied with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Kyr completed his Master of Arts at the University of Pennsylvania in 1978, studying with George Rochberg and George Crumb. He was elected to the Society of Fellows at Harvard University in 1978 and was in residence as a Junior Fellow from 1978-81. Read more´┐Ż

 



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