Dan Locklair’s The Playful Rainbow, with text by poet Fred Chappell, will be given its World Premiere by the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus, Barbara C. Beattie, Artistic and Executive Director, as part of their 20th anniversary concert on Saturday, November 2 at 7:00 PM at The Stevens Center of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, 1533 South Main Street in Winston-Salem.

The composer writes, “The Playful Rainbow” was commissioned by the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus, and is warmly dedicated to them. The piece celebrates the 20th Anniversary Season (2013-2014) of this outstanding chorus founded by Barbara Beattie. “The Playful Rainbow” was completed in February 2013 and is a setting of four new and delightful poems by the distinguished American writer and poet, Fred Chappell.”

The concert will feature about 100 current and former members performing the new work as well as favorites from concerts performed during the past 20 years. Read about the concert at http://www.journalnow.com/relishnow/the_arts/performing_arts/article_e2af52f4-3df9-11e3-88fb-001a4bcf6878.html.

For tickets and more about the November 2 event, visit http://www.wsyouthchorus.org/ or call 336-703-0001.

Dan Locklair’s primary publishers are Ricordi and Subito. Dan Locklair is Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Music at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

More information about him, including a bio, list of works and discography at http://www.locklair.com.

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