Trinity University will open the Spring 2018 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series in January with a “Celebration of Living Composers,” featuring world-renowned musical artists Carter Pann, Forrest Pierce, and Dan Forrest.
The event schedule for the Celebration of Living Composers is:
Saturday, Jan. 13: Works presented at 1 p.m. by Pann, at 2:15 p.m. by Pierce, and by Forrest at 3:30 p.m. A panel discussion will be held at 5 p.m. A concert will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 14: A panel discussion will be held at 12:30 p.m., with a concert at 3 p.m.
All events for the Celebration of Living Composers will be held in Ruth Taylor Recital Hall.
Composers Pann, Pierce, and Forrest will participate in a multi-faceted residency on Jan. 13-14. Each composer will present a short introduction to his works, participate in open panel discussions, and give a master class for student composers. In addition, the Trinity University Music Department will present two concerts featuring works by both the Stieren Guest Artists and Trinity composition students, performed by Music Department students and faculty members. All events are free and open to the public, and will be held in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall. For information, call 210-999-8212.
Pann has written for and worked with musicians around the world, including the London Symphony and the Tchaikovsky Symphony in Moscow. He has written for Richard Stoltzman, the Capitol Saxophone Quartet, the West Coast Wind Quintet, and the River Oaks Chamber Ensemble. Awards include a Charles Ives Fellowship, a Masterprize seat in London, five ASCAP awards and two Grammy® nominations. PannCarter was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 2016. He is a professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Pierce, a composer and poet, has written 200 works of vocal, chamber, and choral music. He has won the Barlow Prize, the Ortus and Avalon international competitions, and international competitions of the Boston Chamber Singers and Boston Choral Ensemble. Pierce was educated at Indiana University, University of Minnesota, and University of Puget Sound and has been a student of tTango, piano, North Indian classical singing, cello, poetry, and Chishti Sufism. He is a professor at the University of Kansas and is alsoalso is on the faculty of the Cortona Sessions for New Music in Cortona, Tuscany.
Forrest’s music has become well-established in the repertoire of choirs in the U.S and abroad through his major works Requiem for the Living and Jubilate Deo. His music has received dozens of awards and distinctions with premieres in major venues around the world. He holds graduate degrees in composition and piano performance and is active as a composer, educator, and pianist.