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09-27-19 | Songs for Listening | Shawn Galvin

09-27-19 | Songs for Listening | Shawn Galvin

Shawn Galvin, percussionist and timpanist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and founder / artistic director of New Music Raleigh (NMR), picked tunes for Friday, September 27 at Songs for Listening.

New Music Raleigh, is a collective of dynamic musicians dedicated to presenting outstanding performances of music by living composers. Shawn is a regular member of the experimental ensemble Polyorchord, and has recently conducted productions for the Arizona Opera, NC Opera, and Duke Performances.

Prior to his current positions, Shawn served as principal timpanist of the United States Navy Band, Washington, DC, and as a member of Tempus Fugit Percussion Ensemble. He has also performed with the NC Symphony, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and the Washington Bach Consort.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Shawn began studying percussion with his father at a young age. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in percussion performance from Duquesne University where he studied with Stanley Leonard, Andrew Reamer, and Gerald Unger. Shawn received a Master of Science in Arts Administration from Drexel University.

'Home Come That Blood' by Sam Amidon from 'I See the Sign'
'Shapeshifter' by Molly Joyce & Monica Germino from 'Molly Joyce: Lean Back & Release'
'Unemployment' by Timo Andres from 'Work Songs'
'Eskimo Lullaby' by Larry Polansky & John Schneider from 'Cold Blue Two’


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09-25-19 | Songs for Listening | David Cieri

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