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2015 Fred Ho Fellow MARIE INCONTRERA Public Presentation

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
12:45pm – 2:10pm

Storrs Campus
Music Building Room 102

2015 Fred Ho Fellow MARIE INCONTRERA Public Presentation at UCONN – Storrs Tuesday, APRIL 14, 12:45PM Music Building Room 102

Marie Incontrera is the conductor and band-leader of the Green Monster Big Band (Fred Ho's premiere big band) and the Eco-Music Band (a smaller, variable ensemble), both ensembles for which she also composes and arranges. The Eco-Music Big Band is a 15-piece, multi-generational big band that is committed to continuing the prodigious compositional and creative legacy of Fred Ho. The ensemble also performs the works of the overlooked composers of 20th century (such as Cal Massey), and provides a platform for the next generation of big band composers. She has conducted as a band-leader as well as in classical and operatic settings at Brooklyn Academy of Music, WOW Cafe, Red Rooster Harlem, BarnArts Center for the Arts, and others.

Fred Ho's last composition and conducting protégé before his death in April of 2014, Marie Incontrera conducted the Green Monster Big Band for Fred Ho's final album.

Ms. Incontrera’s work spans queer opera, political big band, and music-for-the-oppressed. As a composer, Marie has been a recipient of the Miriam Gideon Composition Award, a winner of the Remarkable Theater Brigade Art Song Competition, the 2011 Vocalessence / American Composers Forum “Essentially Choral” readings, and a finalist in the Iron Composer 2010 competition. She has been awarded grants from Meet the Composer Metlife Creative Connections, Foundation for the Contemporary Arts, Puffin, and New York Women Composers Seed Money Grant. Commissions have come from the Young New Yorkers Chorus, Remarkable Theater Brigade, ANALOGarts, Brooklyn Art Song Society, ANIKAI Dance Theater, MOIRAE Ensemble, Beth Morrison Productions, and Atlanta Opera. Her work has been performed in Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Meridian Arts Festival in Bucharest, Roulette, Galapagos Art Space, WOW Cafe Theatre, highSCORE Festival, and other respected venues across the United States and internationally. Her first string quartet, Limbic Breath, has been released on PARMA Records.

The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute established the Fred Ho Fellowship to support research in the Fred Ho Collection, which is held in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center on the Storrs Campus of the University of Connecticut. Contact AAASI Director Cathy Schlund-Vials to submit a proposal. Additional information is offered at http://asianamerican.uconn.edu/fellowship/.

Contact:

Ms. Fe Delos-Santos

Asian American Studies Institute (primary), Asian American Cultural Center, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, UConn Master Calendar

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