Leviathan Trio to perform at Southeastern Feb. 1

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – The Leviathan Trio, headed by noted composer and pianist Joseph Dangerfield, will present a free concert at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Pottle Auditorium on Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
    The group’s visit is part of a tour of concerts throughout the southeast states. The performance will feature Dangerfield’s composition “The Knot,” an authorized companion piece to George Crumb’s composition “Vox Balaenae.”
    Dangerfield has lived and worked professionally in Germany, Russia, The Netherlands and New York. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Aaron Copland Award and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra’s Composition Prize. He was a Fulbright Scholar to the Russian Federation and the Netherlands, where he served as composer-in-residence at the Moscow Conservatory. He presently serves on the music faculty of the University of Florida in Gainesville.
    Accompanying Dangerfield will be Lindsey Goodman on the flute and cellist Hannah Pressley. Goodman is in her ninth season as principal flutist of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and serves on the faculty at both West Virginia State University and Marietta College, Ohio. Pressley is also a member of the West Virginia Symphony and artist-in-residence for string education for the local public schools. She is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in cello performance.

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