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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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Scott Dixon joined the bass section of the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra in 2007. As a member of The Orchestra, Mr. Dixon performs with many of the world’s top musicians in concert venues across the globe including the Lucerne, Salzburg and Edinburgh Festivals, Carnegie Hall, the Musikverein in Vienna and The Orchestra’s home, Severance Hall. With his colleagues in The Orchestra he has performed on numerous audio and video recordings with artists including Music Director Franz Welser-Most, Pierre Boulez, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Mitsuko Uchida and Measha Brueggergosman.

In 2011 Mr. Dixon served on the faculty of the Domaine Forget summer bass workshop alongside his former teacher, Paul Ellison. He has given master classes at the International Society of Bassists (ISB) Convention, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Duquesne University and others.

Mr. Dixon performs with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), including recent performances at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center and the world premier recording of John Adam’s Son of Chamber Symphony, conducted by the composer.

Mr. Dixon holds a bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a master’s degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. He was a fellow at the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas, and a fellowship student at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

In addition to performing with The Orchestra and teaching, Mr. Dixon is active in chamber and solo music, and is committed to expanding the mainstream repertoire to include historical performance and contemporary music.




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