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Faculty Concert to Feature Peter Westergaard Composition Premiere

A faculty chamber concert at at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21 in in Minsky Recital Hall will include the premiere of a composition by Peter Westergaard, professor emeritus of Princeton University. “All Odds” for clarinet, cello and piano was written by Westergaard for his former student, Beth Wiemann, chair of Music Division in UMaine’s School of Performing Arts. Wiemann will play the piece with the Silver Duo, faculty members Phillip and Noreen Silver, as part of the faculty chamber concert. Westergaard is expected to attend the performance. Admission is $9; free with student MaineCard. Tickets can be purchased at the door or through the Collins Center for the Arts box office. Composer and music theorist Westergaard is the William Shubael Conant professor of music emeritus at Princeton University. He has composed many operas from “Charivari” in 1953 to “Alice and Wonderland” in 2006 and wrote “An Introduction to Tonal Theory” in 1975.

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