Friends of Music presents “From Church to Tango”


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Hensdale Chapel


Linda Volman Lane
(910) 630-7100


Presented by Friends of Music

Alejandro Pinzón is an experienced teaching artist with a quest to inspire others through art. An orchestra conductor, Tango dancer, bandoneón and violin player, and sometimes also a photographer, Pinzón first encountered Tango in the early 2000s. He travels across the country performing and conducting Tango concerts, teaching music master classes, dance workshops, and leading interactive lectures about Argentine Tango.

Dr. Keith Dippre is currently the Department Chairman and Professor of Music at Methodist University, teaching such courses as music theory, aural skills, and composition. Dr. Dippre received
a Regional Artist Project Grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville and Cumberland County and was an artist-in-residence at the Artist’s Enclave at I-Park (East Haddam, Conn.). In October of 2003 his piece “Pilgrim’s Blues” (for piano, violin, and cowbell) premiered in Northampton, Mass., commemorating the tercentenary celebration of Jonathan Edwards. He has had commissions and performances with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, and his current publishers are Imagine Music (Medina, N.Y.) and Ars Nova Music (Seattle, Wash.), and Renforth Music (New Brunswick, Canada). On his sabbatical from Methodist University (fall of 2009), he took part in the Fresno New Music Festival and was a guest lecturer at Azusa Pacific University. He was also the recent recipient of ASCAPLUS awards for 2010, 2013, and the 2012 Henry Grady Miller Cup award for his choral work “Daughters of Song.” In 2014, he accepted the Faculty Research and Creative Expression award at Methodist University. In 2016, he performed his piece “Lengua No Más” at the College Music Society National Conference in Santa Fe, N.M.

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The Friends of Music Guest Artist Series is supported by the Arts Council in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

Friends of Music 2017-18 Season

Alejandro Pinzón & Dr. Keith Dippre

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