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World-renowned Composer Collaborates with APU Symphony

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Marc Battier, Ph.D., professor of musicology at the University of Paris-Sorbonne partners with the Azusa Pacific University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Russell. Battier is cofounder of the Electroacoustic Music Studies Network. A pioneer in his field, Battier began composing electroacoustic music in 1970, using computers for composition and synthesizers for sound, mixing electronic sound with live instruments.

The concert includes the world premier of Battier’s original composition Rain Water for Symphony Orchestra, composed for APU’s Symphony Orchestra. In addition, the orchestra will perform Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 and concertos featuring student soloist winners from the College of Music and the Arts’ annual concerto competition. The concert culminates Battier’s two-week stay as APU’s 2014 world music scholar-in-residence.

The concert is open to all audiences and admission is free.

Thurs., Feb. 27, 2014, at 8 p.m.

Munson Recital Hall
Azusa Pacific University, East Campus
901 E. Alosta Ave.
Azusa, CA 91702

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APU’s School of Music offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music with emphases in Applied Music Performance, Music Education, and Music Theory; and a Bachelor of Music with emphases in Commercial Music, Composition, Music and Worship, and Performance.

Rachel White
Associate Director of Public Relations
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