JShatinC'villePerformancesJudith Shatin’s To Keep the Dark Away for solo piano will be performed by Seung-Hye Kim on Monday, March 24 – 8:00 PM at Old Cabell Hall on the campus of University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The concert is presented by the UVA McIntire Department of Music.

The composer writes, “To Keep the Dark Away is a set of five brief movements, whose piece and movement titles are drawn from five poems by Emily Dickinson, a favorite of the composer, pianist and commissioner. It was written during a dark period when I was struggling with health issues, and the process of composing indeed helped ‘to keep the dark away.” Read her complete program notes at http://judithshatin.com/to-keep-the-dark-away/.

Seung-Hye Kim will also present works by other UVA composers – Jon Bellona. Kevin Davis, Erik DeLuca, Ryan Maguire, Maxwell Tfirn, Paul Turowski, Kristina Warren and Seung-Hye Kim. More about the composers and the pianist at https://music.virginia.edu/node/2388.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the McIntire Department of Music at 434-924-3052 or visit https://music.virginia.edu/.

Innova Records will issue Judith Shatin’s Time to Burn (http://www.innova.mu/albums/judith-shatin/time-burn) CD this Spring, with a combination of chamber and electroacoustic music performed by the Cassatt Quartet, violist James Dunham, pianist Margaret Kampmeier and others. Her music can also be heard on the Ravello, Etcetera, Capstone, Centaur, Neuma, New World and Sonora labels. She is currently William R. Kenan Jr. Professor at the University of Virginia, where she founded the Virginia Center for Computer Music. Visit her online at http://www.judithshatin.com.

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