Marguerite L. Brooks, conductor
World premiere by Robert Kyr–more information to come.
Robert Kyr’s music has been performed widely around the world, and he has been commissioned by numerous ensembles, including Chanticleer Cappella Romana, Cantus, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, New England Philharmonic, Oregon Symphony, Yale Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, New West Symphony, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, and San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, among others.
Kyr is a professor of composition and theory at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, and chair of the composition department, where he has developed new models for teaching composition. The program at Oregon is presently one of the largest in the United States, and in addition to teaching, Kyr directs the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, the Music Today Festival, and the Vanguard Concert and Workshop Series, as well as the Pacific Rim Gamelan.