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Bent Duo: Music Outside the Box

Dates: 02/09/2018 (Fri): 11:00 am
Category: Lectures/Workshops

As a sneak preview of the Sunday, Feb. 11 concert, musicians David Friend and Bill Solomon will present a master class entitled "Bent Duo: Music Outside the Box." This event is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 9 starting at 11 a.m. in Orange Hall Room 23.

During the class, which is free and open to the public, pianist Friend and percussionist Solomon will present brief musical selections from the upcoming performance, interspersed with dialogues on musical topics. Approaches to programming and performing will be used as jumping off points for discussions of broader topics like the creative and professional potency of unorthodox thinking and self-determination. Solomon in particular, will explain and demonstrate the many percussion instruments he will play during both the class and concert.                                                                                                                                                                                              

Throughout the master class, students and interested community people in attendance will have the chance to engage with these professional musicians and in this small venue, be able to ask questions about the music industry and music in general. Friend and Solomon will each provide some biographical information, including why they became musicians and how contemporary music has factored into that decision. That explanation will include what ensembles with whom they play as well as what motivated them to form Bent Duo.

David Friend holds a BMus and an MMus from Manhattan School of Music and has ABD (all but dissertation) from Cornell University.

Bill Solomon received his DMA from The Hartt School, the performing arts conservatory of the University of Hartford.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY on the campus of SUNY Orange (GPS: 24 Grandview Ave)

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845) 341-4891 or Information is available through the website at

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Announcement: Bent Duo: Music Outside the Box