Dan Locklair’s Dream Steps, a dance suite for flute, viola and harp will be performed by The Fire Pink Trio on Tuesday, April 9 at noon and 5:30 PM at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts, 420 South Tryon Street in Charlotte, North Carolina. Both performances of Modernism and Sensuality are part of the Music and Museum First Tuesdays concert series and the 5:30 concert is presented as part of the 2013 Ulysses Festival: Charlotte’s Spring Festival of the Arts.
The composer writes. “Dream Steps was conceived as both a free-standing dance suite in five movements for flute, viola and harp as well as a chamber work to be danced (especially in small spaces, such as art galleries). Commissioned by the Mallarmé Chamber Players of Durham, North Carolina, in 1993 (with partial funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency) and written in the same year, Langston Hughes’ five-part poem, “Lenox Avenue Mural”, was the extra-musical stimulus for the piece, suggesting elements of both symbolism and form. The World Premiere occurred in October 1993.”
Fire Pink Trio musicians Jacquelyn Bartlett (harp) Sheila Browne (viola) and Debra Reuter-Pivetta (flute) will also perform Sonata for flute, viola and harp, L. 137 by Debussy and Elegiac Trio for flute, viola and harp by Arnold Bax. Commentary during the concerts will focus on the roots of modernism as expressed in the artwork of Degas and the compositions of Debussy. Visit the Trio at http://firepinktrio.com/.
For tickets and more information about these performances, call 704-353-9200 or visit http://www.bechtler.org/Learn/Events/details/music-and-museum-13. See a list of 2013 Ulysses Festival events at http://www.bechtler.org/public/files//events/Ulysses_Flyer_-_Subs.pdf.
More information about Dan Locklair, including a bio, list of works, discography and much more, at http://www.locklair.com.