Cello Visions with Craig Hultgren
Cellist Craig Hultgren performs an exciting solo concert of contemporary works for acoustic and electric cello by Georgia and Alabama composers, featuring the world premiere of Mark Gresham's "As Guilty as the Artist, No. 2" and music by Charles Knox, Roger Vogel, Robert Scott Thompson, Nickitas Demos, Dorothy Hindman and Marc LeMay.
For several decades, cellist Craig Hultgren has been a fixture on the scenes for new music, the newly creative arts, and the avant-garde. In recent years, he has performed solo concerts and chamber music in Rome, Boston, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Miami, Atlanta, Orlando, Denver, Memphis and San Antonio. A recipient of two Artist Fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, he was a member for many years of Thámyris, a contemporary chamber music ensemble in Atlanta. A cellist in the Alabama Symphony, he also plays in Luna Nova, a new music ensemble with a large repertoire of performances available as podcast downloads on iTunes. Hultgren is featured in three solo CD recordings including The Electro-Acoustic Cello Book on Living Artist Recordings. For ten years, he produced the Hultgren Solo Cello Works Biennial, an international competition that highlighted the best new compositions for the instrument. He teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Alabama School of Fine Arts and Birmingham-Southern College where he directs the BSC New Music Ensemble. He is a founding member and former President of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance and is on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestras of Birmingham. Hultgren is a CAMA artist (Collaborating Artists Manifesting Adventure) with the St. Louis New Music Circle and will be presenting programs there for three seasons.
Mark Gresham is an American composer whose music is rooted in traditions of neo-romanticism, yet explores modern and eclectic influences with a passionate lyricism that is sensitive to word, history, and sense of place. In June 2012, Gresham was awarded an Honorable Mention in the "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores" composition contest for his "Café Cortadito." The piece that is being premiered at Cello Visions, "As Guilty as the Artist. No. 2" is the second is a trilogy for solo cello. Sara Kapps premiered "As Guilty as the Artist. No. 1" in Atlanta, on May 11, 2012.
This concert is being presented by the Atlanta Cello Project, dedicated to promoting the cello, in all its glorious forms, to audiences, and to encouraging those who want to play the cello to take it to the next level of musicianship. We host monthly workshops and play-ins (cello choir music); no audition required.
On the Sunday, August 26 (the day after this concert), Craig will be leading a workshop presented by the Atlanta Cello Project from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Church of the Redeemer (same venue as the concert). Tickets in advance $25; at the door $35. If you are interested in learning more about this workshop or the Atlanta Cello Project, go to http://www.stringfriends.com.
Church of the Redeemer (View)
5185 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
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