CONSERVATORY

Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) In Residence at the Conservatory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dehlx8K5mk

In April 2012 the Conservatory is thrilled to welcome Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), who will be in residence April 12–14, 2012 with the Conservatory Academy's Musical Bridges outreach program.  He will work with young students in the Kansas City, Kansas school district, and with Conservatory students.

April 13, 8 a.m., DBR works with Musical Bridges students at Eisenhower Middle School.

DBR works with Conservatory students April 13, 2-3:30 p.m. in Grant Recital Hall.

Roumain will be a featured guest at the 2012 Musical Bridges Gala and Concert, April 14, 2012, at the National World War I Museum, Kansas City, MO, where he will perform with the Musical Bridges students with whom he has worked in his residency. 

Here's what Lawrence B. Johnson from The Detroit News recently wrote about Roumain.

Tickets for that concert are $150, with proceeds going toward the KCK Musical Bridges program.  Call the Academy at 816-235-2741 for more information about the gala, concert, and becoming a patron.

Having carved a reputation for himself as an innovative composer, performer, violinist, and band leader, Haitian-American artist Daniel Bernard Roumain melds his classical music roots with his own cultural references and vibrant musical imagination.

DBR is perhaps the only composer who has collaborated and performed with Philip Glass, Cassandra Wilson, Bill T. Jones, and Lady Gaga. He's received commissions from Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the Library of Congress, and the sports channel ESPN. He's appeared on American Idol (FOX), America’s Assignment (CBS Evening News), E:60 (ESPN) and been voted one of the "Top 100 New Yorkers" (New York Resident), "Top 40 Under 40 business people" (Crain’s New York Business), "Top 5 Tomorrow’s Newsmakers" (1010 WINS Radio), and spotlighted as a "New Face of Classical Music" (Esquire Magazine). Most recently DBR has created a new evening length-work, Symphony for the Dance Floor, for the 2011 BAM Next Wave Festival and ASU Gammage, and composed music for the Atlanta Ballet, Home in 7, with the choreographer Amy Seiwert and the poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph.

 

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949
Email: selfdr@umkc.edu