Thanks to generous funding from the Rivendell Foundation, the Macalester Music Department presents two to three concerts per season focusing on New Music and Jazz.
Past guests have included singer Theo Bleckmann, So Percussion, jazz pianist/composer/arranger Uri Caine, singer Lucy Shelton, Enso String Quartet, pianist/composer Frederic Rzewski, Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Yehudi Wyner, chamber group eighth blackbird, and jazz composer/bandleader Maria Schneider. Guest artists work with Macalester students in classes and master classes and give free concerts open to the public.
2012-2013 New Music Series
LEGENDARY GUITARIST BILL FRISELL
Friday, February 22, 8 PM, Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
Admission: FREE. Seating is limited, and is first-come, first-served (no tickets, no reservations). Doors open at 7:30.
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Legendary guitarist Bill Frisell is the spring 2013 guest for Macalester’s New Music Series, sponsored by the Rivendell Foundation.
Frisell has contributed to the work of such collaborators as Paul Motian, John Zorn, Elvis Costello, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Suzanne Vega, the Frankfurt Ballet, film director Gus Van Sant, Bono, Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, and Daniel Lanois on the soundtrack for Wim Wenders’s film Million Dollar Hotel.
This work has established Frisell as one of the most sought-after guitar voices in contemporary music. The breadth of such performing and recording situations is a testament not only to his singular guitar conception, but his musical versatility as well. In recent years, Frisell's role as composer and bandleader has also garnered him increasing accolades.