Next New Music @ Lawrence Event
The Music of Marcos Balter and Stacy Garrop: Saxophone and Composition Collaboration Project
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
In February of 2017, Lawrence will have the honor of welcoming award-winning composers Marcos Balter and Stacy Garrop to campus. Marcos’ music has been featured worldwide in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Köln Philharmonie, Teatro de Madrid, and Tokyo’s Bunka Kaykan. Stacy Garrop’s music is centered on dramatic and lyrical storytelling.
The sharing of stories is a defining element of our humanity; we strive to share with others the experiences and concepts that we find compelling. Stacy shares stories by taking audiences on sonic journeys – some simple
and beautiful, while others are complicated and dark – depending on the needs and dramatic shape of the story.
During their visit, Marcos and Stacy will work with current Lawrentian working on their music, and Lawrence composition students writing their own music inspired by the two composers work. This two-term long event will culminate in a portrait concert of Marcos and Stacy’s music on February 19th.