USA Electroacoustic Music Concert at Laidlaw March 21

Posted on March 8, 2017 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

Esther Lamneck

The University of South Alabama Department of Music will present the USA Electroacoustic Music Concert on Tuesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature works by internationally-renowned composers and exciting interpretations by world-class performers. David Z. Durant, professor of music at USA, will direct the program.

The featured performer for this year’s concert will be Esther Lamneck, Professor of Music at New York University. The New York Times calls Esther Lamneck “an astonishing virtuoso.” She has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras, with renowned chamber music artists, and an international roster of musicians from the new music improvisation scene. She will be performing works by Alfonso Belfiore, who is the Chair of the Electronic Music Department and Coordinator of Music and New Technology at the Conservatory "Luigi Cherubini" in Florence, Italy; Mara Helmuth, professor of music at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and former president of the International Computer Music Association; Jorge Sosa, assistant professor of music at Malloy College; and USA’s own professor of music David Durant. Durant will also be performing on piano a piece by Sosa and joining Lamneck in a piano and clarinet improvisation.

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only). Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136.

For Further Information Contact: David Durant at (251) 460-6695 or at

Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps at and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.

Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event! Call (251) 460-7116 or email Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert! (Pass Holders only please! Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)

For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at and click on "events and programs" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.


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