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Professor Simon Sargon To Present Musical Works at National Meeting of Music Library Association

Sargon’s presentation to be held February 17 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas

SMU Professor of Composition Simon Sargon has been invited to host a seminar devoted to his compositions during the annual meeting of the Music Library Association, February 15-19 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. Sargon’s presentation, to be held February 17 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., is part of a session titled “Musical Theater: Jewish Audience and Influence” and will include a broad sampling of his work, ranging from symphonies to psalms, which he will introduce and discuss. The Music Library Association is a national organization of music librarians from universities and public libraries across the United States.

Sargon served as director of music at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas from 1974-2001, where he built a nationally recognized program of Jewish music and established himself as a major creative figure in contemporary American Jewish music. He enjoys wide recognition as a composer, pianist and lecturer and his compositions have been performed nationally and internationally. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has premiered several of his works to critical acclaim, and his instrumental and vocal works have been performed at concert halls and universities across the United States.

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