Missoula Man, UM Dean to Perform at Carnegie Hall

November 10, 2014

MISSOULA – For the second time this year, Stephen Kalm, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Montana and a music professor, will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. 

On the evening of Friday, Nov. 21, Kalm will sing in an American Composers Orchestra concert of Meredith Monk’s “Night” under the direction of George Manahan. 

Monk is Carnegie Hall’s Composer of the Year for its 2014-15 season. For many years, Kalm was a member of the Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble, and participated in the creation and premieres of several of her works, including the Bessie Award-winning vocal work “The Politics of Quiet” from which “Night” originated.

For more information about the performance, visit the Carnegie Hall website at www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/11/21/0730/PM/American-Composers-Orchestra/.  

Last April, Kalm also performed at Carnegie Hall in the opera “The Wayward” by Harry Partch in a program curated by 2013-14 Carnegie Hall Composer of the Year David Lang. The New York Times reviewed the performance with high acclaim. The review can be accessed online at www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/arts/music/david-langs-collected-stories-at-zankel-hall.html?ref=music.

Kalm holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, a Master of Art from Queens College and a doctorate in music from The City University of New York.  

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Contact: Stephen Kalm, UM College of Visual and Performing Arts dean, 406-243-4970, stephen.kalm@umontana.edu.