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April 17, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Downtown Library
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
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Composer Augusta Read Thomas

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The world-class composer talks about her work, illustrated with live performances by Eugene Symphony musicians and DanceAbility.

Join world-class composer Augusta Read Thomas for a talk about her work, illustrated with live performances by Eugene Symphony musicians. Thomas is known as an engaging speaker and teacher as well as a composer of impressive, passionate, and popular works.

Augusta Read Thomas is currently Composer-in-Residence with the Eugene Symphony, which will perform her new piece “Sonorous Earth” this week. During this "In the Composer's Studio" presentation, Thomas will share insights into her life as a composer, how she writes music, her tone maps, and details about the new work.

Thomas’ talk will be complemented by a live
performance of Thomas’ Mansueto Tribute “double helix” for two violins, with choreography by Alito Alessi and dancers of DanceAbility International.

Thomas has earned many accolades, including a Grammy, and has become, according to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, "one of the most recognizable and widely loved figures in American Music.” She is also the founder of the University of Chicago’s Center for Contemporary Composition.


“Sonorous Earth” will have its West Coast premiere by the Eugene Symphony on April 19; for more information and tickets, contact the Hult Center for the Performing Arts at 541-682-5000. The presentation at Eugene Public Library is free.