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May 11, 2011

University of Minnesota School of Music Composition Professor James Dillon picks up top Classical Music Honor

Minneapolis, MN (5/11/2011)--The Royal Philharmonic Society has honoured University of Minnesota composition professor James Dillon by presenting him with the Large-Scale Composition Award for Nine Rivers, premiered in Glasgow last November by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Presented at the RPS Music Awards at the Dorchester Hotel in London, Tuesday, May 10, 2011, the jury highlighted the work's "sheer ambition and the consistency of creative thought sustaining it". The first ever staging of this marathon four-hour piece was an ambitious artistic collaboration between Glasgow Life and the BBC. Read more