Monday, September 1, 1997

Concord Band Premieres Commissioned Work with Lowell Flavor

Professor Daniel P Lutz
To recognize the 50th anniversary of the publication of Lowell author Jack Kerouac's On The Road as well as the 75th anniversary of the author's birth, the Concord Band has commissioned Professor Daniel P. Lutz to compose a new work for concert band. The new work, Dichotomy...Impressions of Kerouac, will be given its premiere performance at the Concord Band's 1997 Fall Concert on November 1st at 51 Walden in Concord. This commission was funded in part by a grant from the Lowell Cultural Council.

Professor Lutz, whose compositions include numerous concert band and orchestral works, pieces for jazz ensemble, theatre, corporate video, commercial radio and television, is a faculty member of the performance department of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell College of Fine Arts. For more than seventeen years, he has directed various collegiate and professional musical ensembles throughout Massachusetts and the United States. For more than ten years he has been presenting clinics on composition and music performance in this country and abroad. In 1996, the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Northeast Junior District Band premiered his composition Northeast Fanfare at Gordon College. Professor Lutz is a resident of Weymouth.