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52. An Arctic Exploration: Ross Griffey

21 October 2019, 11:15 - 12:00

Presented in association with the Bodleian Libraries

Ahead of the premiere of his new work this evening, composer Ross Griffey talks about his experiences as an Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellow at the Bodleian Libraries and the inspirations behind his songs of winter journeying and Arctic exploration, in particular the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera.

N.B. Some items from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera will be on display in Blackwell Hall throughout the day.

Artist Portrait

Ross Griffey

Ross Griffey


American composer Ross S. Griffey is the recipient of several national and regional awards, including an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, first prize in the Voices of Change/ Dallas Symphony Orchestra Texas Young Composers Project, and first prize in the New York Composers Circle Competition. Recent and notable performances of his work include the premiere of Night Music by the New Juilliard Ensemble, the premiere of Brooke on Love at last year’s Oxford Lieder Festival, and a performance of A Catalogue of Agonies as part of an ... Read Full Biography

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