The Darien Young Composers Concert
The Music Department of the Darien Public Schools would like to announce the 19th Annual Darien Young Composers Concert. This special concert program will be held on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the Darien High School auditorium and will feature the original compositions of over 30 student composers in the Darien Public Schools from the Elementary, Middle School and High School levels. The young composers will participate in a pre-concert presentation with professional composer/performer Darryl Tookes before the performance to discuss music composition, careers as composer and the creative process. Mr. Tookes will also provide written feedback to all of the student composers about their music.
Guest composer Darryl Tookes is an accomplished composer and performer who has worked with Elton John, Sting, Leonard Bernstein, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Diana Ross and countless other musical artists of our time. He has the distinction of singing on two Grammy Award winning “West Side Story” albums, one of them produced by Leonard Bernstein. He is an award winning composer and performer on literally thousands of commercials for major corporations and organizations.
There is no charge for admission to this event and the public is encouraged to attend and enjoy the creative talents of our Darien Young Composers.
If you are unable to attend, this year’s Young Composers Concert, the event will be live-streamed at: https://youtu.be/cidMxYKn2uQ