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Farewell Concert to Commemorate Barry Schrader’s Retirement from CalArts

Farewell Concert to Commemorate Barry Schrader’s Retirement from CalArts
Photo: Sam Hernandez, 2005.

September 8, Valencia, CA—After 45 years on the faculty of the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Barry Schrader has announced his retirement at the end of the 2015-16 academic year. A farewell concert on Saturday, September 26 at 8 pm will celebrate his extraordinary contributions to the Institute. The concert will take place in the Roy O. Disney Hall on the CalArts campus. A post-concert reception in Schrader’s honor follows. Admission is free. 

The concert will highlight works composed by Schrader over the past 40 years. Featured artists are Mark Menzies on violin, playing Fallen Sparrow, and Vicki Ray on piano, performing Ravel. The evening will also include the original quadraphonic version of Trinity; and short sections of Monkey King and The Barnum Museum. Adam Beckett’s groundbreaking 1973 film Heavy-Light will be shown, as well as Michael Scroggins’ early computer video, 1921>1989. For those who wish to hear and view the concert online, it will be broadcast live on the ROD Webcast

Schrader began his association with CalArts as a graduate student in 1970. A year later, he was hired to the School of Music faculty by then Dean Mel Powell. “It’s been an incredible adventure to have experienced the evolution of the school from its beginnings at the temporary Burbank Villa Cabrini campus to its current incarnation as The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts,” said Schrader. “Along the way I’ve been fortunate to have had superb composers and performers as colleagues and friends, a host of talented students, and also to have met and worked with many brilliant people in various areas of the arts throughout the world.”

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Calendar Editors Please Note:

A farewell concert honoring Barry Schrader, faculty member of the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts for 45 years. The concert will contain a variety of Schrader’s works spanning a forty-year period and feature Mark Menzies on violin and Vicki Ray on piano.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8 pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Hall24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355-2340
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Admission is FREE

For information call 661 253 7816