April 18th, 2021 - 3pm / Online / guest pianist Erik Lindgren
Join us as we connect on ZOOM to our list of sign-up musicians, and featured guest pianist Erik Lindgren.
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or Meeting ID: 826 6632 1336 Password: OMC
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Performers: For all classical musicians, and singers who want to perform, contact us to sign up! (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Erik Lindgren received his BA in Music from Tufts University in 1976 where he worked with T.J. Anderson. In 1975-'76 he spent his junior year abroad in London studying composition at the Guildhall School Of Music with Alfred Nieman and piano with Birgette Wild. Lindgren received an MA in music composition and piano performance from The University of Iowa in 1977 where he studied with Donald Jenni, Richard Hervig and Peter Lewis.
As a contemporary classical composer, Lindgren has a catalog of over seven dozen compositions, ranging from solo piano pieces to chamber music to orchestral works. In 2012, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra commissioned Lindgren to write "Extreme Spirituals," a 25-minute work for orchestra and bass baritone soloist which was premiered October, 2012 in Atlanta. The Brockton Symphony Orchestra performed “Extreme Spirituals” in April, 2017. In 2014 and 2015, he was commissioned by the Chamber Orchestra of Boston to arrange two original tangos. Lindgren was artist-in-residence at Tufts University in September, 2014 in celebration of his 60th birthday.This culminated with a performance of his chamber works, and the release of his third classical CD, “Bespoke” (Albany Records).
In 1978, Lindgren established Sounds Interesting Productions, a Boston-based commercial recording studio and music production company. National and regional credits include original scores for all three networks, PBS, Eastpak, Boston Globe, Basketball Hall Of Fame, Jordan Marsh, Polaroid, Prentice-Hall and the Christmas Tree Shops. Since 1980, Lindgren has been a founding member of the new music ensemble Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic that Billboard Magazine described as "a mesmerizing venture into the space age jungle." The quartet has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, and has released 11 CDs for the Rykodisc, Cuneiform, and Ace Of Hearts labels. The group has collaborated with Duplex Planet editor/NPR correspondent David Greenberger on "1001 Real Apes," and Atlanta bass baritone Oral Moses on "Extreme Spirituals."
Lindgren is on the board of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra and the Plymouth Center for the Arts. He performs regularly as a pianist at the BSO Cafe, along with his various chamber ensembles.
Additional information can be found at http://www.sfzrecordings.com