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August 6, 2019

Parker performs at Ghent Opera House

Submitted by Craig B. Parker

Craig B. Parker performs in Lully Hall at the Ghent (Belgium) Opera House

Craig B. Parker, associate professor in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, was an invited performer at the recent College Music Society International Conference in Belgium. 

On July 15, he performed HyeKyung Lee's "Frenetic Dream" for trumpet and piano, with the composer as pianist, in Lully Hall in the Ghent Opera House.

Lee, who was born in Seoul, South Korea, was educated at the Seoul Arts School, YonSei University, the Czech-American Summer Institute in Prague, and the University of Texas. She is associate professor of music at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where she teaches composition, electronic music, and music theory. The winner of numerous international composition awards, her music has been described as "virtuosic fantasy where continuous rhythmic motion smoothly joined contrasting moods and effectively propelled from one section to another ... showing a penchant for colorful timbres, expressive lines, and lively rhythmic interaction of instruments."