The following was submitted by Tufts University:
The Tufts University Department of Music presents an evening of new works by Tufts and Boston-area composers entitled Modern Majesty: New Works for Tenor, Horn, and Piano in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 8 p.m. The concert will feature the Boston premiere of Wasserabstieglieder (Songs Descending into Water) by Andy Vores, in addition to original compositions by Tufts performance faculty member Thomas Gregg (tenor) and Professor John McDonald (piano), and Tufts M.A. candidate William Kenlon. McDonald and Gregg will be joined for this concert by Tufts performance faculty member Anne Howarth (horn).
Thomas Gregg received his DMA in vocal performance from Ohio State University. He has performed locally with the Handel & Haydn Society and the King’s Chapel choirs, as well as at the Schubert-Institute in Austria. Mr. Gregg has several recordings, including the recent song cycle “Autumnal Raptures” by composer Larry Bell, and has received several prestigious fellowships and grants, which allowed him to study at the Aston Magna Academy and the Bach Aria Institutes, among others.
Anne Howarth is a founding member of the chamber group Radius Ensemble, and performs often in the greater Boston area. She holds the position of principal horn with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra and freelances with other orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Hartford Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and Portland Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Howarth holds degrees from Oberlin College and New England Conservatory.
John McDonald is a Professor of Music at Tufts University, and was named the 2007 MTNA-Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year by the Music Teachers National Association. He is a member of the Mockingbird Trio, directs the Tufts Composers Concert Series, and serves on the boards of several performance organizations in New England. Recent releases include pianist Andrew Rangell’s performance of his Meditation Before a Sonata: Dew Cloth, Dream Drapery on Bridge Records.
The Granoff Music Center is located at 20 Talbot Avenue on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter or call the Granoff Music Center Box Office at 617.627.3679.