We are thrilled to announce the upcoming visit of 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner, Steve Reich. Mr. Reich has been called “our greatest living composer” (The New York Times), “America’s greatest living composer” (The Village VOICE), “…the most original musical thinker of our time” (The New Yorker), and “among the great composers of our century” (The New York Times). During his time at Baylor, Mr. Reich will present several lectures and a culminating concert of his percussion music featuring the Baylor Percussion Group. This unique mini-residency, a partnership between the Baylor School of Music and the Center for Jewish Studies, will focus not only on the performance of Reich’s works, but on the influences of the composer’s Jewish faith and how it has intersected with his artistic output over the last several decades. View the Schedule for more detailed information about his visit. Go here to access a Steve Reich Research Guide through the Baylor University Libraries.
Reich at Baylor is made possible by the Baylor School of Music Lyceum Fund, the Baylor Center for Jewish Studies, the Baylor University Lecturers Committee, and the Baylor Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
The coordinators of this project are Dr. Todd Meehan, Assistant Professor of Percussion at the Baylor School of Music, and Dr. Marc Ellis, Director of the Baylor University Center for Jewish Studies.
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