• Composer Adam Schoenberg. Photo by Erik Rynearson.

Grammy Award-Nominated Composer to be Featured in Two MSU Music Concert

By |2018-01-24T15:36:47-05:00January 24th, 2018|Entertainment, Lansing, Neighborhoods|

The week of Jan. 28 will be a busy one for Adam Schoenberg. After attending the 60th Grammy Awards in Madison Square Garden for his nominated work “Picture Studies,” he’ll be flying to East Lansing for two follow up performances on Jan. 29 and 30.
Schoenberg is a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles where he runs both the composition and film scoring programs. He is also a classical orchestral composer and film scorer and he has worked with a variety of “major American orchestras, including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (‘Up!’ and ‘La Luna Azul’), the Kansas City Symphony (‘American ‘Symphony’ and ‘Picture Studies’), and the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Aspen Music Festival and School (‘Bounce’),” according to an MSU press release.
Schoenberg’s works have also been premiered in several notable venues like the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, the New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Hollywood Bowl.
His following performances will be under the direction of MSU Professor of Music and Director of Bands Kevin Sedatole.
“Adam Schoenberg’s compositions are a delight to bring alive, and I’m thrilled to be leading back-to-back performances with ‘Musique 21’ and the MSU Wind Symphony,” Sedatole said. “Presenting his work through our contemporary ensemble and the Wind Symphony will show the breadth of his invigorating style. The fact that he and Zhou Tian are nominated for Grammys in the same category and the timing of the awards adds to the fun!”
Tian is an MSU associate professor who is also nominated for a Grammy Award this year, for his work “Concerto for Orchestra.”
The Musique 21 concert will feature “Bounce for Two Pianos,” “One Acquainted with Night for Solo Flute and Piano” and more. The Wind Symphony performance will also include a verions of “Bounce” and Schoenberg’s Grammy-nominated piece.
Tickets for these concerts are $10 each, $8 for seniors and free for students with ID and attendees under 18. To find tickets online or find more information about these events, visit http://music.msu.edu, or call 517-353-5340.

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