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Lecture-Concert Series: Guitarist Jordan Dodson & Composer Jason Eckardt

03/11/2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Fine Arts
Room: Recital Hall

All Lecture-Concert Series events are free to the general public. An extraordinary, one-of-a-kind performer, Jordan Dodson is winner of Astral's 2013 National Auditions. He is an active soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia. He has also received awards from the 2011 Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, the 2010 Indiana International Guitar Competition, and the 2008 American String Teachers Association Competition. Recent performances have taken him across the U.S. and abroad to music festivals as the Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Festival Daniou. An advocate for contemporary music, Mr. Dodson has commissioned and premiered dozens of pieces internationally. He performs in several New York City chamber ensembles including Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and Contemporaneous. Included on the concert will be two works by guest composer Jason Eckardt. Eckardt’s music has been influenced by his interests in perceptual complexity, the physical and psychological dimensions of performance, political activism, and self-organizing processes in the natural world. He teaches composition at City University of New York’s Graduate Center and Brooklyn College and lives in the Catskill Mountains. With generous funding support from College of Liberal Arts and Communication, Department of Music, and A-State Guitar Guild.