McIntire Department of Music

The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents a free Distinguished Major Recital on Sunday, March 30 at 8PM in Old Cabell Hall. Max Frantz and friends will perform Steve Reichís Music for 18 Musicians, featuring an assortment of instruments from marimbas and maracas to bass clarinets and voices. This seminal work of American pulse-minimalism lasts 55 minutes. Sounding like a sort of instrumental techno music, it will dazzle you from start to finish. Come ready to dance!

Our distinguished performers include UVa Percussion Faculty I-Jen Fang, Lynchburg College Faculty Brian Smith, UVa Graduate students Liz Lindau, Peter Tschirhart and Kiera Allison, Clarinetist James Tobin, Violinist Cleek Schrey, Cellist Mark Dennison, Percussionists Ben Cooper, Sarah Ferrell, Evan Monez and Veronica Tornini, Pianists Elliott Burris and Chris Plietz, and Vocalists Sarah Cupp, Lindsay Reigel and Kendall Singleton.

Maximilian Kayser Frantz grew up dancing. When he was old enough to walk, his parents would play LL Cool J and Arrested Development and they would dance into the wee hours of the night. The accompaniment to his dance has since graduated to Steve Reich, Beethoven and the Urban Verbs.

Max began playing the drums at his Uncle Chrisís house one summer, an extension of the dancing he had developed over his first twelve years of life. Participation in several music ensembles led to his cultivation in the areas of concert percussion and mallet instruments. On a whim, he auditioned at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and was accepted where he studied for two years with Jonathan Haas and Robert van Sice. Feeling the conservatory atmosphere to be too conservative, he transferred to the University of Virginia where he has continued his percussion studies with I-Jen Fang and has begun to probe the realms of composition.

This recital is supported by the Charles S. Roberts Scholarship Fund. Established in 2004 by the generosity of Mr. Alan Y. Roberts ('64) and Mrs. Sally G. Roberts, the Charles S. Roberts Scholarship Fund underwrites the private lessons and recital costs for undergraduate music majors giving a recital in their fourth year as part of a distinguished major program in music.

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