John Corigliano in Residence at TCU

TCU School of Music at Bass Hall
Monday, September 26, 2016 — 7:30 pm — Bass Performance Hall


TCU Festival of American Song
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 27-28, 2016 — TCUPepsiCo Recital Hall

TCU Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, September 29, 2016 — TCU Ed Landreth Auditorium


The TCU School of Music welcomes iconic American composer John Corigliano to campus the week of September 24 as a TCU Green Chair in Music. Over the course of four days, Dr. Corigliano and his music will be featured in three separate venues focusing on different facets of this brilliant composer's creative work.

On Monday night, virtually every student in the School of Music will perform in Fort Worth's magnificent Bass Hall in an evening of masterworks for orchestra, chorus, and wind symphony. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Corigliano's more intimate song output will be the subject of TCU's Third Annual Festival of American Song, held in TCU's PepsiCo Recital Hall. Finally, on Thursday evening, the TCU Symphony Orchestra will feature more of Corigliano's orchestral writing in a concert at TCU's Ed Landreth Auditorium.

Some events, including the Bass Hall concert, require a paid admission. Other events are free and open to the public. Please see ticketing information on each site.

Please join us for this exciting week featuring one of America's most exciting contemporary composers.


About John Corigliano
John Corigliano is one of the most important symphonists and most widely-celebrated composers of the last 40 years.  His many accolades include:

  • Academy Award for best score, The Red Violin (1999)
  • Academy Award nomination for best score, Altered States (1980)
  • Grawemeyer Award for Symphony No. 1, written in response to the AIDS crisis (1991)
  • Grammy Award for Symphony No. 1, String Quartet (1996), Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan (2008), and Conjurer (2013)
  • Pulitzer Prize for Symphony No. 2 (2001)

“The TCU School of Music has a long history of championing new music, and especially music by American composers,” said Richard Gipson, director of the TCU School of Music. “As one of this country’s iconic composers, John Corigliano brings a wealth of musical talent and inspiration to be shared with our students. We are thrilled to host him.”

John Corigliano comes to TCU through support from the Cecil H. and Ida Green Honors Chair.  This endowed chair was established by Drs. Cecil H. and Ida Green of Dallas to bring to campus many nationally known visiting scholars, scientists, writers, and other career persons on a rotating appointment program.  Through the Green Chair, the TCU School of Music has hosted numerous distinguished artists and ensembles, including Edgar Valcarcel, Eric Ewazen, Marilyn Horne, the American Brass Quintet, Helmuth Rilling, and Peter Erskine.

For more information on John Corigliano, please click here

About the TCU College of Fine Arts
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