Composer Joel Feigin’s Nexus III for flute and piano will be performed by members of the Third Millennium Ensemble on Sunday, January 19 at 3:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. in Arlington, Virginia.

Nexus III was the Ensemble’s 2007 Composers Competition Grand Prize Winner. Other composers on the program are Darius Milhaud, Gareth Farr, Carter Pann, Astor Piazzolla and Ken Henkel.

The Third Millennium Ensemble (TME) offers cutting-edge performances of the chamber music of our time. Since its founding TME has performed at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Flashpoint, Environmental Protection Agency, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Hillwood Museum, Ratner Museum, Strathmore Mansion, Smithsonian Museum of American Art and the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress.

For more about the January 19 event, call 202-316-1646 or visit http://www.thirdmillenniumensemble.org/.

JoelFeigin212BJoel Feigin is a composer whose works have been widely praised for their “very strong impact, as logical in musical design as they are charged with emotion and drama.” (Opera Magazine). His latest opera, Twelfth Night, based on the play by William Shakespeare, was chosen for New York City Opera’s VOX Showcase series. His opera Mysteries of Eleusis was performed at the Moscow Conservatory and the Russian-American Operatic Festival. Commissions include a Fromm Commission for Aviv: Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra, written for Yael Weiss, as well as piano works for Margaret Mills and Leonard Stein, two orchestral works for the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, and many chamber works.

His CDs include the North/South Recordings 2-CD set, Transience, as well as two major piano works performed by Margaret Mills in Meditations and Overtones on Cambria Master Recordings. Feigin’s acclaimed Lament Amid Silence CD is on the MSR Classics label, featuring violist Helen Callus. More about it at http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1413. A Professor of composition at the University of California Santa Barbara, Dr. Feigin studied with Nadia Boulanger at Fontainebleau and with Roger Sessions at The Juilliard School. His website is at http://www.joelfeigin.com.

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