KIEFFER SELECTED FOR "15 MINUTES FOR 15 YEARS" – HONORING THOSE WHO SERVE
(NEW YORK, NEW YORK) On the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11, fifteen one-minute works will be premiered at Trinity Church by the West Point Band to honor the memory of men and women who serve. In a unique collaboration, the West Point Band joins contemporary music organization, Vox Novus to present Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: A Celebration of Service. The West Point Band will premiere 15 one-minute pieces created by composers who were responding to the theme “service” and what it means to all different kinds of people - such as military, first responders, community service, and everyday kindness. The West Point Band and Cadet Glee Club from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point will also perform Americana works and the Armed Forces Medley that will stir the patriotic soul of all those in attendance.
The following 15 composers’ works represent this Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame for this performance include: George David Kieffer (whose fanfare was selected for the Los Angeles Special Olympics,2015), James Anderson, David Avshalomov (winner of the 2014 American Prize), Sy Brandon (recipient of the 2018 Thor Johnson Memorial Commission), Steve Cohen, Harrison J. Collins, Cindi Hsu, Nicholas Ryan Kelly, Alan Kinningham, Anthony O'Toole, David R. Peoples, James Peterson (whose work Moving Images Suite was featured at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards), Bradley Sampson, Richard G Smith, and R. Andrew Yates.
These 15 works written specifically for the West Point Band is part of Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame a Vox Novus music project. Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: A Celebration of Service will be premiered by the West Point Band at Trinity Church, 75 Broadway, New York City at 2:00 PM on September 11, 2016.
Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame is a project which features fifteen one-minute works by fifteen composers, written specifically for the performers. The purpose of the project is to promote a great variety of contemporary music to audiences hungry to hear what living composers are writing today.
George David Kieffer
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