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Date: May 18, 2011
Albert Tepper Memorial Concert on June 3 at Hofstra University
Free and Open to the Public; Donations will be Accepted for the Albert Tepper Memorial Scholarship Fund
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY: Hofstra University’s Music Department, the Long Island Composers Alliance and The American Chamber Ensemble will present a very special Concert in Memory of Albert Tepper on Friday, June 3 - 8 PM at the Helene Fortunoff Theater of the Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.
A selection of Mr. Tepper’s songs, duos, theater and chamber music will be offered, along with spoken tributes by his friends and colleagues.
Performers will be ACE Directors Naomi Drucker and Blanche Abram with pianists Marilyn Lehman and Nancy Deutsch, violinist Deborah Wong, violist Lois Martin, flutists Denise Lozano and Patricia Spencer and soprano Tammy Hensrud.
This concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for the Albert Tepper Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 516-799-8815 or visit http://www.licamusic.org/.
Albert Tepper (1921-2010) was a professor of Music at Hofstra University from 1952-1987. His work at Hofstra ranged from Band Director to Orchestra director and from teacher of Music Theory and Composition to founding teacher of Jazz History. He was, for many years the composer of music for the annual Shakespeare festivals and Director of numerous Musical Theater productions. He also served as Department Chairman for seven years.
Mr. Tepper was one of the five founding composers in the Long Island Composers Alliance with two of his works played on their inaugural concert in 1972. He has been performed often by the American Chamber Ensemble and they have recorded his works in a 4Tay CD first released in 1999.
Hofstra's Department of Music offers various highly diversified programs designed to prepare students with the comprehensive knowledge and skills required to succeed in today's musical environment. The key to this success is a liberal arts education that includes a solid foundation in practical performance skills combined with a comprehensive understanding of music theory and history. Visit them at http://www.hofstra.edu/Academics/Colleges/HCLAS/MUSIC/index.html.
The Long Island Composers Alliance (LICA) was founded in 1972. They have presented over 300 concerts featuring more than 1500 new compositions by over 100 Long Island based composers. Concerts are presented from eastern Suffolk to New York City in venues ranging from universities, public libraries and museums to art/performance spaces and commercial music venues. Visit them at http://www.licamusic.org/.
The American Chamber Ensemble explores the great chamber music literature for clarinet and piano in combination with strings, woodwinds and voice and presents performances featuring world-class artists. ACE consists of the finest freelance musicians in the New York area and has been cited by critics for their superb presentations of chamber masterworks. Visit them at http://www.jamesarts.com/ace/home.html.
For press inquiries, photos of Albert Tepper or more information, please call Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or email them at email@example.com.