Ohio’s Westerville Symphony, whose 2008-09 season comprises three concerts at Otterbein College, is hosting American composer Lowell Liebermann for a composer residency later this week. Liebermann will work with the orchestra as it prepares for a June 6 performance of the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 2 at the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall on the campus at Otterbein College. The residency is co-sponsored by the Westerville Symphony and Otterbein College (also based in Westerville). During his week in Westerville, Liebermann will participate in rehearsals, education programs, and community presentations, including a free meet-the-composer event on June 3 at the Westerville Senior Center and a talk with young musicians on June 4 at Prestige Music Studios in Powell, Ohio. For the June 6 concert, Music Director Peter Stafford Wilson will lead the Westerville Symphony in the Overture to Emil von Reznicek’s opera Donna Diana, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, and the Liebermann concerto, with soloist Christopher Durrenberger, who is on the music faculty at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.
Posted June 2, 2009
Small photo of Lowell Liebermann courtesy of Westerville Symphony
Large photo of Lowell Liebermann by Linda Harris