Denison Orchestra and Visiting Artist David Bowlin to Perform in Concert
Posted: November 19, 2004
The Denison University Orchestra and Vail Visiting Artist David Bowlin will perform in a concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday (Dec. 4) in Swasey Chapel. The performance is directed by Andrew Carlson and Nicolas del Grazia and is free and open to the public. The concert is part of the offerings of Granville's Candlelight Walking Tour that evening. Bowlin will also be teaching a master class from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday (Dec. 3) in Burke Recital Hall. This class is open to the public. He will be working with both college and pre-college program students.
The orchestra will perform Mozart's "Magic Flute Overture," Grieg's "Peer Gynt Suite," and Mendelssohn's "Violin Concerto." Bowlin will be the soloist for the Mendelssohn work. "The works by Mozart, Grieg, and Mendelssohn are standard orchestral literature," notes Carlson. "We want to ensure that our orchestral students are exposed to these key pieces. Grieg's 'Peer Gynt Suite' contains a famous flute solo and big wind solos as well." Carlson also observes that the Mendelssohn piece is considered one of the top five violin concertos ever written.
Bowlin is a founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), a group that performs regularly in Chicago and New York and is active as both a soloist and chamber musician. He was awarded first prize at the 2003 Washington International Competition for Strings, and will present a debut recital at Washington D.C.'s Phillips Collection. He has performed with such ensembles as Continuum, Ensemble Sospeso, the Prism Players, and the New Julliard Ensemble in such venues as the Knitting Factory, Miller Theater, and Alice Tully Hall.
This past June Bowlin was appointed violinist with the Naumburg award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players, with whom he has performed in the US and the former Soviet Union. He also has performed in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall with members of the Flux Quartet. A passionate advocate of contemporary classical music, he also is an active performer of traditional chamber music repertoire.
Bowlin earned his bachelor of music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2000 where he studied with Roland and Almita Vamos, and his master's degree from the Juilliard School where he is serving as a teaching assistant with Ronald Copes.
The Denison University Orchestra was founded five years ago as a baroque string orchestra and has now grown to a full symphony orchestra. The all-student orchestra is approaching 60 members.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Denison University Orchestra presents its fall concert featuring Vail Visiting Violinist David Bowlin; 8 p.m., Saturday (Dec. 4), Swasey Chapel. Free and open to the public. Contact: (740) 587-6220 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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