LDPhoto612Lawrence Dillon’s Bacchanal from Orpheus in the Afterworld (concerto for flute and chamber orchestra) will be performed by flutist Carol Wincenc as part of the National Flute Association Convention’s Gala concert on Saturday, August 10 at 4:00 PM in the Carondelet Room of the French Quarter Marriott, 555 Canal Street in New Orleans. Louisiana.

The composer writes about the three-movement work, “Orpheus in the Afterworld was composed on the heels of a song entitled Summer Rain based on the aftermath of the familiar legend of Orpheus. The song imagines Orpheus frozen in the moment of losing his love, Euridice, conjuring up a storm to spell out his rage and anguish…this is a work of abrupt contrasts between aggressive, rhythmic passages and longer, lyrical lines…Orpheus in the Afterworld was commissioned and premiered by Elizabeth Holler Ransom and the Carolina Chamber Symphony.” Read his complete notes about the piece at http://www.lawrencedillon.com/orpheus.php.

More about the August 10 NFA Gala and Convention at 661-713-2699 and http://www.nfaonline.org/Annual-Convention/.

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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