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Old Dominion's F. Ludwig Diehn Residency Series will feature several world premieres by 20th-century Serbian composers at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, in Chandler Recital Hall of the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The recital is free and open to the public; however, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The concert brings together the university's contemporary music ensemble, Creo, under the direction of Andrey Kasparov, and the Center for New Music, University of Iowa School of Music, under the direction of David Gompper, to perform works by Tatjana Milosevic, Milan Mihajlovic, Vladan Radovanovic, Srdjan Hofman, Isidora Zebelian and Vera Stanojevic.

According to Kasparov, "Serbia has been politically isolated for many years. As a result the music of contemporary Serbian composers is not well-known but has much to contribute to contemporary music."

Milosevic will be composer in-residence in the music department. She studied advanced composition and orchestration at the Belgrade Conservatory and has composed music for diverse media, including chamber, solo instruments, electro-acoustic, vocal and symphonic, as well as music for theater.

Milosevic's works have been performed throughout Yugoslavia and in numerous concerts in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine and Spain. Her composition "The Lights of Betelgeuse," or "The Secret of a Red Giant for Piano, Harpsichord and Four Violoncellos," was performed in 1998 at ISCM's prestigious new music forum, World Music Days, in Seoul, South Korea.

The April 16 program is made possible by a grant from the F. Ludwig Diehn Music Fund of the Norfolk Foundation.

For more information call 683-3020.

This article was posted on: April 6, 2001

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