Dan Locklair

The World Premiere of Dan Locklair’s Canzona for the Music Makers for 15 players will be performed by the Northwest School of the Arts Chamber Ensemble on Sunday, May 4 at 3 PM in Northwest School of the Arts’ Charles LaBorde Theatre, 1415 Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The six-minute piece was commissioned by the Charlotte Symphony as part of the orchestra’s educational partnership with the school. More about the music and the project at http://www.subitomusic.com/locklair-learning-composer/. Read a Charlotte Observer story about it at http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/04/30/4876615/a-world-premiere-for-northwest.html#.U2P-ClcrhvB.

Also on the program are short works by Dvorak, Mozart, Saint-Saens and others.

The May 4 event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 704-714-5110 or visit charlottesymphony.org.

Recordings of Locklair’s works are available on Naxos, Ondine, Koch, Albany, Loft, Priory (UK) and other labels. His 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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