Professor of Music David Froom’s “Circling,” one of his most frequently performed compositions, was performed at the International Saxophone Symposium in Fairfax, VA, on Jan. 6. The performers were the Perrine/Utley Duo, who are heads of the saxophone departments at Cleveland State University and Vanderbilt University.
The premiere of his composition, “Nightsongs,” for clarinet and piano, will take place at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) in Washington, DC, on March 25. This concert by the 21st Century Consort is in conjunction with SAAM’s exhibition: “Gene Davis, Hot Beat.” Froom’s music will be surrounded by a “living proscenium arch” – a dynamic light display synced to his music, based on the work of Color School painter Gene Davis. The light display is being created by Washington-based light artist, Alicia Doulabaille.