Christopher Theofanidis
Guest Composer-in-Residence
February 27 – March 3, 2017
10:20am March 1 - Recital Hour
7:30pm March 2 - Chamber Concert

7:30pm March 3 - Gala Closing Concert
Green Center for the Performing Arts

The DePauw University School of Music welcomes Grammy-nominated composer Christopher Theofanidis, professor of composition at Yale School of Music, to the DePauw campus for five days (Feb. 27–Mar. 3), for its annual Music of the 21st Century festival, now in its 15th season. The Texas native's music — described by The Boston Globe as “a pageant of orchestral color, some of it deliciously subtle, much of it unabashedly joyful” — can be heard in three performances. In addition to daily rehearsals, individual coachings and classroom visits, the festival schedule includes “A Conversation with Christopher Theofanidis,” moderated by Professor Eliza Brown during the School’s weekly Recital Hour (Wednesday, March 1 at 10:20 a.m.); a concert of the composer’s more intimate chamber works (Thursday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.) including performances of Flow, my tears and scenes from his comic opera The Cows of Apollo; and a gala-style closing concert (Friday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.) featuring the University's band, choirs and orchestra, including scenes from the opera Heart of a Soldier. This latter work is based on the book of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished DePauw alumnus James B. Stewart ’73, who will join Theofanidis on stage for a conversation with the composer during Friday’s closing concert.  

For a downloadable schedule of the 2017 Music of the 21st Century Festival, click here.

Festival Pass: $10 (includes admission to all events)
Tickets for seniors, youth and all students are free.

Music of the 21st Century is underwritten through the generous support of 1969 DePauw graduates Robert A. and Margaret A. Schmidt. 

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