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01/23/2008

Concert Jan. 27 Features Contemporary Composers' Work


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Tomoko Deguchi
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Tomoko Deguchi, assistant professor of music at Winthrop University, will present a two-piano concert on Jan. 27 featuring music written by contemporary composers.

The free concert, which will take place at 4 p.m. in the Barnes Recital Hall on the Winthrop campus, offers compositions written by those have been active in the new music scene in the United States.

Deguchi will perform five pieces, including a recently commissioned piece for this concert by Leonard Mark Lewis, who is the Winthrop Department of Music Department’s new composition and theory faculty member. Other composers are Chris Arrell of Atlanta, Ga., the late Terry Winter Owens of New York City, N.Y., Takuma Itoh of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Paul Siskind of Potsdam, N.Y.

Each is a member of the Society of Composers, Inc., where Deguchi solicited music for the concert. She received about 40 submissions and narrowed it down to the four out-of-state composers.

Deguchi will be joined by the following Winthrop piano faculty members: Jennifer Austin, Janice Bradner, Lannia Bronola-Dickert, Lewis, and Matthew Manwarren.

For more information, contact Deguchi at deguchit@winthrop.edu or 803/323-2602.

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