Duke Wind Symphony: An Evening with John Mackey
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 8:00pm
Renowned guest composer John Mackey and the Duke Wind Symphony will be joined by the North Carolina School of Science and Math Wind Ensemble, directed by Phillip Riggs, in a concert featuring a wide variety of Mackey's works. John Mackey holds a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with John Corigliano and Donald Erb, respectively. He particularly enjoys writing music for dance and for symphonic winds, and he has focused on those mediums for the past few years. Mackey's works have been performed at the Sydney Opera House; the Brooklyn Academy of Music; Carnegie Hall; the Kennedy Center; Weill Recital Hall; Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival; Italy's Spoleto Festival; Alice Tully Hall; the Joyce Theater; Dance Theater Workshop; and throughout Italy, Chile, Japan, China, Norway, Spain, Colombia, Austria, Brazil, Germany, England, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. He has been recognized with numerous grants and awards from organizations including ASCAP (Concert Music Awards, 1999 through 2008; Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, 2002 and 2003), the American Music Center, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, and an NEA grant in 2007. This concert is sponsored by the John Spencer Bassett Memorial Fund. The Duke University Wind Symphony is directed by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant.