Directed by Dr. Nick Rissman, Lamar University’s new-music ensemble, has been exciting, challenging, and entertaining the imaginations of south-east Texans for seven years with everything from the latest modern classical music, to Hindustani Rāgas from the Punjab. With a programming mission that defies categorization, past concerts have included such diverse themes as mid-twentieth century European Avant- Garde, the art of the television and radio jingle, and modern vocal music, to name a few.
With generous support from Mobiloil Federal Credit Union, audiences have listened to provocative pre-concert lectures by special guests, including some of the most remarkable composers of our time, such as Grammy-Award-winning Libby Larsen; Guggenheim-Fellow Maurice Wright; film and television composer David McHugh (Moscow on the Hudson; ABC News; McDonalds); southwest classicist Rodney Rogers and legendary classical Indian musician Ustad Nizami. This past season brought Grammy Award-winning Chen Yi to the region.
Lamar faculty, students, and guest performers gather twice each season, performing in the architecturally striking atrium of the Mobiloil Federal Credit Union at Major and Delaware roads in Beaumont. Following each program, the audience is invited to meet distinguished guest-artists, faculty and students in a lively reception. All performances are free to the public.
New (and not so new) Music from Nick Rissman
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a solo, chamber and multi-media experience featuring the works of Lamar University’s associate professor of composition.