Composer William Roger Price will headline Cameron University’s New Music Festival, presented by the CU Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts, on Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. Price will present an evening of contemporary art music. The concert takes place in the McCutcheon Recital Hall, located in the Music Building of the Louise D. McMahon Fine Arts Complex. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens/military/K-12 students. Admission is free to CU students, faculty and staff with CU id. Cameron’s New Music Festival is made possible by Cameron University Lectures and Concerts Series.
A professor of piano and composition at the University of Tulsa, Price is one among a small number of pianists who has composed and performed his own piano concertos. He is also one of the very few Americans who have premiered their own concertos in Europe. Price premiered his own Piano Concerto No. 2, appearing as soloist and composer, with the Madeira (Portugal) Classical Orchestra. A recording of his first piano concerto entitled “Rhapsodies for Piano and Orchestra with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra,” is included on the CD MMC NEW CENTURY Vol. 13. In addition to his numerous appearances as recital soloist and collaborative musician, Price has performed with orchestras such as the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Jerzy Swoboda, the New York Solisti with Ransom Wilson, The Tulsa Philharmonic with Bernard Rubenstein and others.
The Cameron University New Music Festival was launched in 1976 to enhance the music compositional experience of CU students. Previous guest performers include composer Warren Benson, Michael Hennigan, Roger Hannay, Norman Dello Joio, Vincent Persichetti, Equinox Wind Trio of the Equinox Chamber Players, and CU alumnus Christopher Deane.
February 28, 2019