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Dr. Malcolm J. Solomon

Dr. Malcolm J. Solomon is a critically-acclaimed composer, writer, independent filmmaker, director, and professor at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. His piece, North to Freedom, will be premiered by Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Flute Orchestra and Flute Choir on March 10, 2019.

Talented and well-awarded, Dr. Solomon earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of St. Thomas and later pursued his doctoral degree from Rice University. He is skilled in a wide variety of musical genres including classical, film, jazz, and rock.

Dr. Solomon embraces technology while creating music. He has explained that not only does technology limit the costs of composing, but also helps to introduce new sounds that traditional instruments alone could not produce.

North to Freedom, a response to an immigration story, was specifically composed for BYSO’s flute ensembles by Dr. Solomon. Describing the mood of his piece, Dr. Solomon says a, “gradual transition from an ominous austerity at the beginning… to the life-assertion of the last section with a march to freedom.”

To view Dr. Solomon’s wide range of excellent work, visit his official website.

For concert details and tickets, visit the BYSO calendar.


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