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WHAT:             Visiting Composers Series Features Pulitzer Prize Winner Christopher Rouse


WHEN:             1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10


WHERE:           The Catholic University of America

                        Ward Hall

                        620 Michigan Ave., N.E.

                        Washington, D.C.


DETAILS:         Under the auspices of the Visiting Composers Series at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Christopher Rouse will play recordings of his music from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Ward Hall, John Paul Rehearsal Hall. Rouse also will give a workshop on the business of music composition from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Ward Hall, Room 211. One of the most prominent composers of orchestral music today, Rouse won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his “Trombone Concerto” and the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Composition for “Concert de Gaudi.” The composer was also elected in 2002 to membership in the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters. The New York Times has described Rouse’s work as “some of the most anguished, most memorable music around.”


Rouse’s presentation and workshop are free and open to the public. For more information about the events, call Andrew Simpson, CUA associate professor of music, 202-319-5564 or e-mail simpson@cua.edu.


SPONSOR:       Benjamin T. Rome School of Music 


MEDIA:             To cover the event, contact Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.





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