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  • New Music Symposium

    October 29, 2016, 1:30 pm
    Studio 113

    Guest composer Augusta Read Thomas discusses her music and approach to composition

  • Pre-Concert Discussion: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 30, 2016, 3:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Pre-concert Panel Discussion: Reflections on Boulez

    Augusta Read Thomas, University of Chicago; Susan McClary, Case Western Reserve University; and Joshua Smith, principal flute, The Cleveland Orchestra; moderated by Keith Fitch.

  • Boulez Legacy Series

    October 30, 2016, 4:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Boulez the Advocate and Mentor 

    CIM New Music Ensemble
    Keith Fitch, director
    Augusta Read Thomas, guest composer
    Joshua Smith, flute

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Music Director/ Conductor, CIM Opera Theater, is also music director and conductor of the Duke Symphony Orchestra and professor of the practice of music at Duke University. In July 2000, he made his major orchestra conducting debut, leading the National Symphony Orchestra in concert at the Kennedy Center. Mr. Davidson has guest conducted orchestras in Finland and the U.S., including the Charlotte and Akron Symphonies, and recently completed a month-long residency at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, where he guest-conducted the Symphony Orchestra and Choral Union in a performance of Brahms' Requiem and taught conducting. During the 1998-99 season, he held the position of associate conductor of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and professor of music and director of orchestras at Wichita State University. Mr. Davidson has served as conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and associate professor of music at the University of Akron. He frequently serves as cover conductor for the North Carolina Symphony and has also served in this role for The Cleveland Orchestra. He was a finalist in the Antal Dorati Conducting Competition with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Hans Swarowsky Conducting Competition in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Davidson was appointed to the CIM faculty in 2007.

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