Celebrated composer returns to Sewanee

Sidney King returns to Sewanee for the world premiere of his recent composition Tangos Descarados commissioned by the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra. Tangos Descarados will be performed by the SSO during their concert “¡Concierto!: Musics from Latin America” on April 24, 7:30pm, in Guerry Auditorium at the University of the South.

Mr. King’s compositions have been performed by artists and ensembles throughout the country. A gifted teacher, Mr. King serves as professor of double bass and music education at the University of Louisville School of Music. He has served on the faculty of the Sewanee Summer Music Festival since 2006. In 2011 and 2015, he was named Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky chapter of the American String Teachers Association. In addition to Photo courtesy of http://www.reallygoodmusic.com“¡Concierto!: Musics from Latin America”, the SSO and Mr. King invites you to join in two one-hour workshops on April 24 in Gailor Auditorium, and 25 in McClurgs dining hall.

“Discovering Cultures through Music,” will be Friday, April 24, 2015 at 3:00pm. Please join Mr. King and members of the SSO for a discussion on how the study of musical traditions increases our understanding of cultural characteristics. “Strings and the Music of the Cumberland Plateau,” will be Saturday, April 25, 2015 at noon. Music teachers in the region and those interested in music pedagogy are invited to exchange thoughts about the development of new pedagogical repertoire for all levels of string players and students inspired by musical influences from the Cumberland Plateau region. A $40 stipend is available to the first 20 music teachers in the area who register and attend, and lunch will be provided. Through a grant from the Collaborative for Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies, all events are free and open to the public, and free parking is available.

For more information or to register for the workshops, please email orchestra@sewanee.edu.