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University of Memphis

If you haven’t had a look yet, check out the beautiful web site IHS 45 host and IHS web site webmaster Dan Phillips has set up: http://ihs45.org. Next year’s IHS symposium will be held at the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN July 29-Aug. 3, 2013.

The theme will be “Horn and Song”.

“2013 is the centennial of Benjamin Britten’s birth, and the symposium will include performances of all of his works featuring the horn, including the “Serenade” and the U.S. premiere of  “In Memoriam Dennis Brain,” for horn quartet and string orchestra. The overall theme for this symposium is “Horn and Song,” and much of the repertoire to be performed will include voices or have a vocal theme or origin. Repertoire will also include at least two premieres of music commissioned for the occasion: a unique concerto for horn and chorus and another for solo horn quartet, participant horn ensemble and soprano soloist.”

Memphis Skyline HDR [Mantiuk]

Memphis Skyline (Photo credit: Exothermic)

Featured and special guest artists include:

Horn (instrument)

Angela Barnes (London SO)

Jonathan Boen (Chicago Lyric Opera)

Jasper de Waal (Concertgebouw Orchestra)

Elizabeth Freimuth (Cincinnati SO)

Luiz Garcia (Orchestra Sinfonica Brasiliera)

Prof. I. M. Gestopftmitscheist (Broken Winds WWQ, among others)

Frank Lloyd (IHS president)

Jeff Nelsen (Indiana University)

Nina Yoshia Nelsen (soprano soloist)

Abel Pereira (London Philharmonic)

Eric Ruske (soloist)

Danilo Stagni (Teatro La Scala)

Joan Watson (Canadian Opera Orchestra)

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