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Mastering the Music of Maximus

The School of Music takes over Bass Hall to perform the works of John Corigliano.

John Corigliano

Students at the TCU School of Music perform John Corigliano's Symphony No. 3, Circus Maximus (photo by Glen E. Ellman, courtesy of the TCU School of Music)

Mastering the Music of Maximus

The School of Music takes over Bass Hall to perform the works of John Corigliano.

TCU’s Wind Ensemble, Concert Chorale and Symphony Orchestra performed key pieces from award-winning composer John Corigliano’s distinctive repertoire during the School of Music’s annual night at Bass Performance Hall in September. The concert included Corigliano’s colossal Symphony No. 3, Circus Maximus, an immersive experience with musicians staged throughout the hall. The composer, who led master classes as the TCU Green Chair in Music, said students and faculty “got under the skin of the music.” Corigliano’s career includes multiple Grammy Awards, the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Music and an Academy Award, which he won for original music score for the 1999 movie, The Red Violin.