New York City Harper Lecture: Inside a Composer's Studio

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of New York City

The University of Chicago Alumni Association

April 6, 2016: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Featuring Augusta Read Thomas


Eventi Hotel
851 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York

Event Details

"I feel like I can really touch my sound," says Grammy-winning composer Augusta Read Thomas. Thomas has earned acclaim for her dramatic, spontaneous work and masterful use of instrumental color and has amassed a following among orchestras, chamber ensembles, soloists, vocalists, and music enthusiasts with her unique creations of vibrant, bold fantasy in sound. Join Thomas on a visual, tactile, and auditory journey through her musical world, as she shares her sketches, manuscripts, and methodology for composing.


$10/recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for Class of 2015 UChicago alumni
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Medical and Biological Alumni Leadership, Chicago, Harper, and Phoenix Societies


Register Online

Deadline: 4/4/2016


6:30 PM-7:00 PM: Registration and Networking

7:00 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation and Discussion

8:00 PM-8:30 PM: Reception

Speaker Profiles

Augusta Read Thomas (Speaker)

Augusta Read Thomas was composer-in-residence at the CSO, has served as board chair of the American Music Center, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her compositions have been performed by the Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra, among other ensembles.

Watch Thomas's performances, listen to her music, and purchase her most recent albums, Music for Strings and Selected Works for Orchestra.