Texas Tech University

Pulitzer Prize and Five-Time GRAMMY Award Winning Artist to Begin Residency in the School of Music

October 6, 2022

Dr. John Corigliano

Lubbock Symphony and Texas Tech University School of Music Join Forces to Host John Corigliano in Residence

Beginning Sunday, October 16, through Friday, October 21, the Texas Tech University School of Music, in collaboration with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, is hosting a residency with John Corigliano. The residency features several interdisciplinary events to benefit students from the entire university and the residents of Lubbock.

Mr. Corigliano's residency is made possible with generous support from the Maegene Nelson Visiting Scholar Endowment at Texas Tech University.

The American John Corigliano, a Pultizer Prize and five-time GRAMMY award-winning artist, continues to add to one of the richest, most unusual, and most widely celebrated bodies of work any composer has created over the last forty years. Corigliano's numerous scores—including three symphonies and eight concerti among over one hundred chamber, vocal, choral, and orchestral works—have been performed and recorded by many of the most prominent orchestras, soloists, and chamber musicians in the world. Recent scores include Conjurer (2008), for percussion and string orchestra, commissioned for and introduced by Dame Evelyn Glennie; Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: The Red Violin (2005), developed from the themes of the score to the François Girard's film of the same name, which won Corigliano the Oscar in 1999; Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan (2000) for orchestra and amplified soprano, the recording which won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Composition in 2008; Symphony No. 3: Circus Maximus (2004), scored simultaneously for wind orchestra and a multitude of wind ensembles; and Symphony No. 2 (2001: Pulitzer Prize in Music.)

Other important scores include String Quartet (1995: Grammy Award, Best Contemporary Composition); Symphony No. 1 (1991: Grawemeyer and Grammy Awards); the opera The Ghosts of Versailles (Metropolitan Opera commission, 1991, International Classical Music Award 1992); and the Clarinet Concerto (1977.)

One of the few living composers to have a string quartet named for him, Corigliano serves on the composition faculty at the Juilliard School of Music and holds the position of Distinguished Professor of Music at Lehman College, City University of New York, which has established a scholarship in his name; for the past fourteen years he and his partner, the composer-librettist Mark Adamo, have divided their time between Manhattan and Kent Cliffs, New York. More information is available at www.johncorigliano.com.


Residency Events Include:


Sunday, October 16, 2022
Collaborations | Faculty Chamber Series
4:00PM | Hemmle Recital Hall @ TTU
Presenting chamber works by John Corigliano
Free event

Monday, October 17, 2022
A presentation with John Corigliano
10:00 AM | Hemmle Recital Hall @ TTU
Hosted by Lubbock Symphony Music Director, David Cho and Texas Tech's Director of Bands, Sarah McKoin
Free event

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Double Feature: Screening of The Red Violin hosted by Lubbock Symphony and Post Screening Panel with John Corigliano and Annie Chalex Boyle
6:30 PM | Alamo Drafthouse 
Tickets and More Information

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Student Composer Readings with John Corigliano
1:00 PM | Hemmle Recital Hall @ TTU
Free Event
Composers Forum | John Corigliano's Career in Film
4:00 PM | Student Union Senate Room @ TTU
Free Event

Friday, October 21, 2022
TTU Symphonic Wind Ensemble Presents Corigliano: Symphony No. 3 Circus Maximus
Lubbock Symphony Presents Corigliano: The Red Violin Concerto
with Annie Chalex Boyle, violin and Symphonic Dances from Bernstein's West Side Story
7:30 PM | Helen Devitt Jones Theater @ The Buddy Holly Hall for Performing Arts and Sciences
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(Photo Credit Eric M. Berlin)