Columbia College Chicago

April 6, 2009

View and Listen to the Library exhibit highlighting Doug Lofstrom

Music Department faculty member Doug Lofstrom celebrates a milestone birthday!
View and listen to the Library exhibit highlighting his career from the 1960s to the present.

Drop in to the Columbia College Chicago Library and acquaint yourself with Music Department faculty member Doug Lofstrom – who celebrates a milestone birthday this year – and his musical compositions. On display are items and images from his career dating from the late 1960s to the present. Also enjoy the electronic exhibit and take time to hear Doug Lofstrom’s music at the listening station.

Formerly composer-in-residence for the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra and musical director of Chicago's Free Street Theater, Lofstrom plays bass and has composed and arranged orchestral, chamber and theatrical music. His works have been performed by the St. Louis, Indianapolis and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras, Present Music, Tales & Scales, and the Revolution Ensemble. In 2001, Lofstrom formed The New Quartet, a versatile chamber ensemble that performs modern classics, jazz and world music.

This display also celebrates his donation of manuscript materials to the Columbia College Chicago Archives. Now his music, notes, sketches, poetry, and original works will be housed at the College for research and classroom use in support of primary resource use and curriculum. The exhibit is being held in conjunction with the Doug Lofstrom and the New Quartet April 9th concert at noon in the Music Department Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan Ave.

The exhibit is on the first floor of the Columbia College Chicago Library, 624 S. Michigan Ave. It runs through April 17, 2009 and can be viewed during normal Library hours.

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