Locklair: Symphony No. 2 “America”

“My Symphony No.2, ‘America’ unabashedly celebrates ‘The Land of the Free.’” And so, Dan Locklair introduces us to his newest orchestral work which premieres on October 7 with the Western Piedmont Symphony. Completed in July 2016, the 22-minute work features three movements that individually reflect a quintessential American holiday. John Gordon “Last year, when I started planning […] Read more »

Locklair: A Choral Portrait

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  On March 4, Cantari Voices Ensemble presents a Dan Locklair portrait concert featuring two choral works: A DuBose Heyward Triptych and his recent Requiem. Conductor Dr. Sue Klausmeyer leads the ensemble’s program at The Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, NC. A DuBose Heyward Triptych is a three-movement, 16-minute a cappella work commissioned by The […] Read more »

Locklair: Unselfish Love, Rich Lives

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Dan Locklair’s Requiem receives its premiere on November 1, in Winston-Salem, NC, as part of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s All Saints Day celebration. Organist and choirmaster John Cummins leads the nine-movement, 45-minute work. Written for four soloists, SATB chorus, strings and orchestra, Locklair’s Requiem is set in English and uses elements of the Latin Mass, […] Read more »

Locklair: Learning from a Composer

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On May 4, the Northwest School of the Arts Chamber Ensemble (Charlotte, NC) presents the world premiere of Dan Locklair’s newest chamber work Canzona for the Music Makers conducted by Erica Hefner. Written for 15 players, the six-minute piece was commissioned by the Charlotte Symphony as part of the orchestra’s educational partnership with the school. […] Read more »

Locklair: Phoenix for Orchestra

  “In autumn 2006, Winston-Salem Symphony Music Director, Robert Moody, heard a concert performance of the original version of [my antiphonal work] Phoenix Fanfare and Processional, and, soon afterwards, phoned to ask me if I would consider creating a version of it for orchestra.” And so, on the eve of the Charlotte Symphony’s February 28 […] Read more »

Locklair’s Musical Snapshots

Did you know: 1913 was the year of “The Golden Hyphen?” That’s the year that the North Carolina towns of Winston and Salem incorporated and became the “City of the Arts and Innovation.” beginning its long tradition of visionary industry and love of the arts. To mark its 2013 Centennial Celebration, the City of Winston-Salem […] Read more »

Locklair’s Gorgeous “Hues”

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“Dan Locklair’s Hues (for Orchestra) is just gorgeous and a lot of fun to play.” Amanda Preston, violist of the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra (and Music Department Production and Promotion Assistant), gives a glimpse into rehearsals for the school’s upcoming February 21 concert. Music director Tara Villa conducts the three-movement, 12-minute work. Preston continues, “Hues is […] Read more »

Locklair’s Gorgeous Harmonies

On September 9, Dan Locklair’s From the rising of the sun… receives its world premiere in Atlanta at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church (UMC). The six-minute work for brass quartet, percussion, and organ was commissioned by the church to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its large sanctuary which houses two unique and extraordinary organs built […] Read more »

Locklair: “FROM THE RISING OF THE SUN…” *WORLD PREMIERE

Concert: Locklair: “FROM THE RISING OF THE SUN…” *WORLD PREMIERE Date: 2012-09-09 Location: Atlanta, GA Link: http://www.prumc.org/index.php/music-in-worship/music-events/liturgical-highlights Concert Information: Atlanta Brassworks Michael Cebulski, percussion Nicole Marane, organ Peachtree Road United Methodist Church Read more »

Locklair’s Dance the Joy!

  Dan Locklair’s Dance the Joy is the only American work for organ featured at this year’s London Festival of Contemporary Church Music! Established in 2002, the LFCCM promotes new liturgical music through commissions, calls for scores, performance concerts and church services, as well as pre-concert talks and seminars. On May 20th, Dance the Joy […] Read more »