Tom Rosenkranz Kicks Off Bird Series at Denison
Date of Event: March 21, 2008
Posted: March 10, 2008
On Denison University’s campus have you ever heard the sweet song of an oriole in the spring? The unmistakable sound of a woodpecker in the winter? Or the chirp of the chickadee in the fall? If you take time to listen and watch, you will find that Denison is home to an abundance of birds no matter what the season. On Friday, March 21, at 4 p.m. in Herrick Hall (500 West Loop) the McGregor Hum/an/imal Series will present pianist Tom Rosenkranz performing as the opening act in a three-part series honoring the birds and birdwatchers on Denison’s campus. The performance is free and open to the public.
As the musical prelude to this three-part Bird Miniseries, Rosenkranz will perform bird-inspired compositions by legendary French composer Olivier Messiaen. Rosenkranz is the first of three guests in the series which also includes naturalists Kenn Kaufman and his presentation on Ohio birds on March 28, and bird enthusiast Tom Schultz, who will be leading a bird-walk in Denison’s Bioreserve on April 12.
Rosenkranz is the recipient of a Presser Foundation grant to study Messiaen’s music in Paris, France. He is the piano area chair and assistant professor of piano at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville— The McGregor Hum/an/imal Series presents Tom Rosenkranz, 4 p.m., Fri., March 21, Herrick Hall (500 West Loop). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6206 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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