Foundation: It was a great triennial conference!
The Delta Omicron Foundation and its trustees were very much in
evidence at the DO Triennial Conference this past July in Lexington,
Ky. Following the annual meeting of the trustees, which took place
before conference started, the Foundation hosted its traditional
luncheon on Friday. Speaking at the luncheon were David Macy,
resident director of the MacDowell Colony, and Dr. Nickitas Demos,
who received the Dr. Thor Johnson Memorial
Commission from the Foundation for 2012. Coincidentally, Demos was a colonist at
MacDowell this year, and he gave his impressions of his
experience of working at the colony.
After the luncheon, conference attendees heard the premiere of
Demos' new work, "Rites of Passage," performed by Dr. Kenneth Long,
clarinets (bass, E-Flat, and B-Flat), and Dr. Laura Gordy, piano. On
the same program was the premiere of the Triennial Composition
Competition winner, "Suite: in memory of
Chief Joseph," by Dr. Greg A. Steinke. The Foundation
contributed half of the prize for the competition. The latter work
was performed by Dr. William Scharnberg,
horn, and conference accompanist Suzanne Burg, piano.
Click to view the premiere
concert program in PDF.
Foundation has announced a continued goal this triennium to
support the renovation of the Delta Omicron Studio at the MacDowell
more about the project in a PDF flyer from the MacDowell Colony.
Click to view
photos of Foundation
activities at conference.