DLPhotoA211The music of Dan Locklair will be performed in two different North Carolina locations on Sunday, October 6.

His Hail the Coming Day (A Festive Piece for Orchestra) will be performed by the University of North Carolina Greensboro Symphony Orchestra at 3:30 PM at Aycock Auditorium, on the campus of UNCG.

Hail the Coming Day is the result of a 2012 commission from The City of Winston-Salem, North Carolina in honor of the 2013 Centennial Celebration of the consolidation of the towns of Winston and Salem. This approximately five-minute composition is in one movement and consists of five short sections, and is scored for a large orchestra of triple woodwinds, triple brass, strings and percussion. Read the composers complete notes at http://www.locklair.com/wp/compositions/orchestra/hail-the-coming-day.

The concert will also include works by Brahms and Stravinsky. Conductors will be Kevin M. Geraldi, Welborn Young and Carole Ott.

The UNCG concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 336-334-5789 or visit http://performingarts.uncg.edu/events/calendar.

That same day, Locklair’s Preces and Responses and Phoenix Processional will be performed at 5:30 PM as part of choral evensong at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 520 Summit Street in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This will part of the American Institute of Organ Builders convention.

Phoenix Processional for solo organ comes from a larger composition Phoenix Fanfare and Processional for organ, brass quartet and percussion. The original three minute Phoenix Fanfare was commissioned in 1979 by Union Theological Seminary in New York City for the February 1980 reopening and dedication of Union’s renovated James Memorial Chapel. More about the piece at http://www.locklair.com/wp/compositions/organ/phoenix-processional-for-organ.

More about the choral evensong at http://www.stpauls-ws.org/. Visit the American Institute of Organ Builders at http://www.pipeorgan.org/.

More about Dan Locklair, including a bio, list of works, discography, at http://www.locklair.com.

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