Wesleyan Professor of Music Neely Bruce stopped by the WLIS/WMRD
studios to record a short interview for my Sunday morning program. Next Saturday (October 10), he's premiering a new work by his close friend, Gerald Shapiro (pronounced "Shah-pie-row"), composer and Professor of Music at Brown University. "12 Fugues" is the name of the piece and Bruce has been working extremely hard to get ready for this performance. The show on Saturday starts at 8 p.m.and takes place in Crowell Concert Hall. Also on the program will be selected pieces by Stravinsky and Ravel. For ticket information, go to www.wesleyan.edu/cfa or call the Box Office at 685-3355. The program will be repeated at Brown on Thursday October 15.
Professor Bruce is always a joy to talk to (he even sings a bit during our chat), he's one busy performer, professor and composer. His 2005 work, "The Bill of Rights: 10 Amendments in 8 Motets", will be performed Tuesday October 20 at 7 p.m. in the Pequot Chapel of Mitchell College in New London. For more information, go to www.neelybrucemusic.com/bill-of-rights.htm.