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From: Jeffrey James <>
Subj: [kl] Clarinetist Michael Norsworthy to Perform Noel Zahler Clarinet
Date: Fri, 02 May 2008 15:28:34 -0400

May 2, 2008
For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or

Clarinetist Michael Norsworthy to Perform Noel Zahler Clarinet Concerto
in Iowa and Minnesota on May 4 and 8

Clarinetist Michael Norsworthy will join the University of Iowa Center
for New Music Ensemble to present performances of Noel Zahler’s Concerto
for Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, May 4 – 8 PM
at Clapp Recital Hall on the campus of the University of Iowa in Iowa
City and on Thursday. May 8 – 7:30 PM at Ferguson Hall on the campus of
University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

The Zahler work was originally completed in January 2003, and Michael
Norsworthy presented the World Premiere in March 2007 at Columbia
University’s Miller Theatre. The May 4 and 8 performances mark the
premiere of a new version without the computer part. Its forces are solo
clarinet, flute, oboe, alto saxophone, bassoon, horn in F, Bb trumpet,
trombone, piano, harp, 3 percussionists, 2 violins, viola, violoncello
and contrabass. Other composers to be presented include Curtis Curtis
-Smith, Anton Webern, John Griffin and Joseph Dangerfield. Program notes
about these pieces can be read at

Both concerts are free and open to the public. More concert information
and more about the University of Iowa Center for New Music Ensemble at

Noel Zahler’s compositions include a wide range of vocal and
instrumental works, as well as electroacoustic, interactive and
multi-media works. His compositions have been performed by the American
Composers Orchestra, The Arden Trio, The Charleston String Quartet, the
Meridian String Quartet, the League of Composers/ISCM, Center for New
Music at the University of Iowa and other ensembles throughout this
country, in Europe and Asia. CDs of his music are available on the Opus
One and Centaur labels. In addition, Dr. Zahler is the co-author of
three computer software programs including the Artificially Intelligent
Computer Performer, Score Follow and Music Matrix. More about him online

A dedicated and persuasive champion of the music of our own time,
Michael Norsworthy has given premieres of over 80 works in collaboration
with composers Harrison Birtwistle, Elliott Carter, Chris Dench, Pozzi
Escot, Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Finnissy, Lukas Foss, Hans Werner
Henze, Magnus Lindberg, Ralph Shapey and Marc Anthony Turnage, among
many others.

As soloist, Michael Norsworthy has performed an extensive repertoire of
concerti, ranging from Mozart to Ferneyhough, with the Aspen
Contemporary Ensemble, Callithumpian Consort, NEC Contemporary Ensemble,
Pottstown Symphony, Soria Chamber Players, Southern Illinois Symphony
and Symphony Pro Musica, while audiences have heard his numerous
recitals in Boston, Cambridge, Chicago and St. Louis. He has also
collaborated with Tony Arnold, Patrick Demenga, Stephen Drury, Aleck
Karis, John Zorn, the Borromeo String Quartet, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Conductors he has worked with
include Boulez, DePriest, Knussen, Levine, Muti, Robertson, Ozawa,
Tilson Thomas and many others. Michael Norsworthy plays on Buffet
Clarinets and mouthpieces by Kalmen Opperman.

For more information about clarinetist Michael Norsworthy, including a
bio, reviews and much more, please visit You can also contact Jeffrey James
Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@-----.


Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
45 Grant Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735 USA
Tel: 516-586-3433


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