Sacred Songs: an Evening of Music and Reflection
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with Composer and Professor of Music James Primosch
co-sponsored by the Penn Department of Music
When: Monday, January 23rd at 5:30pm
Where: Lerner Center, Room 101
201 South 34th Street
Penn faculty composer James Primosch presents a lecture/recital on his vocal music, featuring live performances by soprano Mary Mackenzie and pianist Eric Sedgwick.
In Primosch’s work, idioms from 20th/21st century traditions intersect with materials gleaned from his work as a liturgical musician. While some of the songs provide fresh settings for old liturgical melodies and texts, others set contemporary poetry with newly devised music. The result is concert music that also fulfills a pastoral function, serving as a space for contemplation, and an act of praise.
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James Primosch studied composition at Cleveland State University, the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and multiple awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, his music has been performed by the Chicago Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and soprano Dawn Upshaw, among many other ensembles and soloists. 20 of his compositions have been released on compact disc. He has served on the Penn faculty since 1988.
Mary Mackenzie, soprano
Eric Sedgwick, piano