LDPhoto1012BLawrence Dillon’s Amadeus ex Machina will be performed on Sunday, April 21 at 4:00 PM by the Boca Raton Symphonia, Constantine Kitsopoulos, Guest Conductor at The Roberts Theatre at Andrews Hall, Center for the Performing Arts at Saint Andrew’s School, 3900 Jog Road in Boca Raton, Florida.

Amadeus ex Machina for chamber orchestra is a whimsical re-imagining of Mozart’s 40th symphony from the perspective of a sophisticated – but somewhat disoriented – machine. Themes are mixed and matched in odd combinations, key centers are skewed in unexpected directions, and the entire composition is condensed into a ten-minute soundbite.

It was premiered at Wake Forest University in May, 2002. The work was awarded a special commendation by the 2003 Masterprize panel in London, and was chosen as contemporary competition piece for the 2002 Vakhtang Jordania International Conducting Competition in Kharkov, Ukraine. It received its Russian premiere in March, 2005 by the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic. More about the piece at http://www.lawrencedillon.com/amadeus.php.

Other works on this Connoisseur Concert Series program are Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A minor, op. 53, with soloist Ilana Setapen and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93.

For tickets and more information about the April 21 concert, call 1-866-687-4201, or visit http://www.bocasymphonia.org/index.html.

Naxos has issued Lawrence Dillon Violin Music (Catalogue No: 8.559644 – http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.559644), featuring seven chamber works performed by violinist Danielle Belen, 2008 Grand Prize Winner of the Sphinx Competition. His other recent, critically-acclaimed CD release, Insects and Paper Airplanes, is on the Bridge label – http://www.bridgerecords.com/catpage.php?call=9332. His music is published by American Composers Alliance – http://composers.com/. Visit his website at http://www.lawrencedillon.com/.

 

 

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