Brent Michael Davids: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2011 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow
Artist Talk, SAR Boardroom and the Dubin Studio
Thursday, August 11, 2011, 5:30–7:00 pm
Brent Michael Davids is a world-renowned Mohican composer based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Named as one of the top American choral composers by the NEA for its national celebration, American Masterpiece, Brent’s project at SAR is to compose a dramatic oratorio, “The Purchase of Manhattan.” His work, written for four solo voices, full chorus, American Indian singers, and chamber orchestra, combines operatic and American Indian singing styles. Join the School for Advanced Research on August 11 to hear about Brent’s experience as the 2011 Dubin Native Artist Fellow and to listen to a sketch of his new composition.
Admission free and open to the public—Space is limited; please RSVP to (505) 954-7205 or iarc[at]sarsf.org by Monday, August 8, 2011.