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.
Payton MacDonald, marimba (premiere)
William Paterson University, Midday Artists Series, September 25, 2014, 12:30 p.m
Composers, Inc. Greg Dufford, bass cl, Dawn Foster-Dodson, cello, Fernanda Nieto, piano
First Congregational Church, Berkeley, CA, October 7, 8 pm
Indiana University New Music Ensemble, David Dzubay, conductor (premiere)
Auer Hall, IU Jacobs School of Music, October 23, 2014, 8 pm.
I know you’ll enjoy watching Dan Welcher igniting his crackerjack U Texas New Music Ensemble as the score scrolls by in a performance of my “Hell’s Handbasket” from last February.