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Mesquite, TX – June 10, 2019 – The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is pleased to announce its first Composer-in-Residence, Kevin Day. Selected by Music Director Felix Torres, Day will begin his residency with the start of the 2019-2020 season for a two-year term through July 31, 2021.
Music Director Felix Torres said, “We are delighted to establish the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra’s first-ever Composer-in-Residence program. Injecting new music into the repertoire is important for the longevity of our craft and to continue providing new, relevant programming to our audiences. Kevin’s music is full of energy and highly accessible, and I am thrilled to share his music with our audience.”
As part of Day’s residency, the MSO will present the world premiere performance of “Danza del Sol” as part of the MSO season opener The Power of Nature on September 14. The MSO will perform additional works during this time by Day including two further world premieres. To purchase tickets to MSO concerts, visit www.mesquitesymphony.org. A MSO video can also be viewed at www.cityofmesquite.com/MSOvideo. The MSO performs at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.
Day is an American composer, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist from Arlington, Texas. He graduated in May 2019 from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance, and will be pursuing a Master of Music in Music Composition at the University of Georgia in fall 2019. His award-winning works have premiered throughout the United States and South Africa.