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Out of Bounds Ensemble Will Hold Two Concerts in September

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 Concerts are planned at Central Piedmont Community College and Winthrop University.
 The ensemble encourages the creation and performance of new music by regional composers.

Tomoko Deguchi

ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Out of Bounds Ensemble, the Charlotte region’s premiere professional contemporary chamber music ensemble, will present two concerts in September in Charlotte and Rock Hill.
The first is set for Friday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Bryant Recital Hall at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C., The second will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Barnes Recital Hall on the Winthrop University campus in Rock Hill, S.C. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

The ensemble will also participate in a residency at Winthrop on Sept. 13, starting at 2 p.m., and will present workshops. Both concerts will feature music by iconic 20th century composers George Crumb – Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whales), Charles Ives – Largo for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, and Arnold Schoenberg – Pierrot Lunaire, Part II.
As part of the Winthrop residency, the ensemble members will present a workshop for Winthrop music students on the topic of instrumental and vocal extended techniques, many of which can be heard in the works presented on the concert. They will also participate in a reading of student composers’ works and a music business seminar for Winthrop music students.

All residency events will take place on the campus of Winthrop in Barnes Recital Hall. The Winthrop residency is supported by a grant from Winthrop’s Sponsored Grants and Resources program.

Formed in 2008, the Out of Bounds Ensemble was created under the guidance of Winthrop pianist and music theorist Tomoko Deguchi. She serves as the new music ensemble-in-residence at both Winthrop and Central Piedmont Community College.

The founding members formed the ensemble in order to bring new and established contemporary works for chamber ensemble to a wider audience in the Charlotte region and to encourage the creation and performance of new music by regional composers. Founding members are: Deguchi – piano, Leonard Mark Lewis – composer/piano, Craig Bove – composer, Ronald Parks – composer, and Geoff Whitehead – conductor/tuba.

The residency and concert will feature OBE musicians Amy Orsinger Whitehead – flute, Reese Manceaux – clarinet, Judy Meister - violin, Nick Lampo - cello, Kristen Wonderlich – soprano, Deguchi – piano, Lewis – piano. Whitehead serves as the ensemble’s conductor.

For more information, contact Deguchi at 803/323-2602 or at

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