Hello and welcome to the official Don Freund website. As a composer Don Freund is internationally recognized for his works ranging from solo, chamber, and orchestral music to pieces involving live performances with electronic instruments, music for dance, as well as large theater works. He is also active as a pianist, conductor, and lecturer. And as a festival coordinator, he has programmed over 1,000 new American works. Along with his various artistic activities, Don Freund has taught composition for over 40 years and is currently a professor of composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Saturday, Feb 21
Faculty Composition Recital at the IU Jacobs School includes premieres of Hearing in 3V for 3 violins and Songs with Words (lyrics by Steve Pollett), as well as Stephen Brew’s performance of Stirrings for solo guitar, and a faculty sinfonietta ensemble performing Quilt Horizon with video. Auer Hall, Bloomington, IN. 8:00 pm, Auer Hall, IU Campus.
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
Remiken Piano Trio
McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
Mixed Blood performed by Ensemble/Concept 21, Jorge Muñiz, director, South Bend, IN.
Earthdance Concerto performed by the Lawrence University Wind Ensemble, Nicholas Towns, solo piano, Appleton, WI
Jug Blues & Fat Pickin’, Indiana University Jacobs School Wind Ensemble, Stephen Pratt. conducting, CBDNA, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN.
Mixed Blood, Crunch Time and Hard Cells performed by the CIM New Music Ensemble, Keith Fitch, director, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, OH.
The premiere of “Use Your Inside Voice” by the IU New Music Ensemble, David Dzubay conducting, has been posted on YouTube, and there are 3 ways of looking at/ listening to it. It’s a great performance with some intriguing video options!
A 5-camera performance video:
The same performance video with scrolling score:
Scrolling score only with audio (best audio, from an edited recording session):