Sept. 11, 2008
The New Music Circle and Webster University Present the 27-piece
Vinny Golia Large Ensemble
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the New Music Circle
What: The New Music Circle (NMC), the oldest running presenter of post- modern art music in the world, begins its 50th season with the internationally acclaimed jazz talent, Vinny Golia. Golia is a composer who fuses the rich heritage of jazz, contemporary classical and world music into his own unique compositions. As a composer, performer, and bandleader, Golia has showcased work around the globe.The New Music Circle has assembled a group of top local and national talent for the concert including Webster faculty and St. Louis Symphony musicians. Golia’s style of composition, strongly based in the Jazz tradition, blends heavily notated contemporary chamber music with improvisation, and incorporates various extended instrumental techniques, 20th-century idioms, as well as world music concepts. His music demands a talented and exceptional group of dedicated musicians, adept at both reading and improvising, and at home in a wide variety of styles. For more information please visit www.newmusiccircle.org, or www.ninewinds.com/Artists/golia.html
When: Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Community Music School of Webster University Concert Hall 534 Garden Ave.
Cost: $15, $7 senior adults and students
A multi-woodwind performer, Golia’s recordings have been consistently picked by critics and readers of music journals for their yearly "ten best" lists. In 1998 he ranked first in the Cadence Magazine Writers & Readers Poll and has continually placed in the Downbeat Critic's Poll for Baritone Saxophone. Jazziz Magazine named Golia as one of the 100 people who have influenced the course of jazz in our Century. As a composer, performer, and bandleader, Golia has showcased work around the globe. His compositions fuse the rich heritage of Jazz, contemporary classical and world music into innovative and unique pieces. Golia has won numerous awards as a composer, including grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, The Lila Wallace Commissioning Program, and Meet the Composer. He currently teaches at California Institute of the Arts.