DAVIS BROWN

MUSICIAN & COMPOSER

NEWS

MAGNUM OPUS

Local composer ready to bring his

“Robber Ballerina” to life (Salisbury Magazine)

Davis Brown has a dream...to bring a ballerina to life.  Last year the Salisbury composer completed “The Robber Princess”.  “It's my magnum opus,” says Brown, 54. “It's the largest work I have ever composed.”

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PERFORMANCES

Dr. Brown’s compositions have been performed by:

  

  • Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra, Charlotte, NC

  • Topeka Symphony, Topeka, KS

  • Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, Biloxi, MS

  • Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, Salisbury, NC

  • Heritage of America Band, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia

  • U.S. Air Force in Europe Band, Kaiserslautern, Germany

  • Charlotte Civic Orchestra, Charlotte, NC

  • Maryville Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis, MO

  • Yuetao Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Taipei, Taiwan

  • The Augustana University Band, Sioux Falls, SD

  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Band

  • Hassler Choir, Munchweiler an der Rodalb, Germany

RECOMMENDATIONS

“Dr. Brown’s ‘In Memoriam’ was engaging for the audience and powerful owing to its subject matter....All of Davis Brown’s works performed by the Charlotte Civic Orchestra have been well received by our audiences and my musicians and were the highlights of our programmes.”

 

Dr. Geoffrey Whitehead, Conductor

Charlotte Civic Orchestra, Charlotte, NC

“I have known Davis Brown for approximately 25 years... Mr. Brown and I have collaborated on numerous musical projects over the years, including original compositions of Mr. Brown’s and orchestrations that I commissioned. His work was always flawless. On a personal level, Davis Brown is a wonderful person to work with.”
 

 Albert Moehring, Founder and Conductor

Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra, Charlotte, NC

“It always excites me to celebrate the musical gifts of a colleague, and, with Davis, I find this to be especially true. He pours himself into his music and into his keen sense of musical composition.”

 Rob Durocher, Minister of Music

St. John's Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC

ABOUT DAVIS BROWN

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Davis Brown has been composing for piano and orchestra from his youngest years. Raised in Oxford, Mississippi, he studied piano and composition under Raymond Liebau and Desmond Kincaid. His first work for orchestra won the National Grand Prize for the National Federation of Music Clubs’ Cavalcade for Creative Youth. While in the U.S. Air Force, he wrote original marches which were later adopted as official marches by two Air Force wings, one in Germany and one in the United States.. Dr. Brown was affiliated with the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra for its last nine seasons, and for the last five he served as Composer-as-Residence. His works have been performed across the nation, in Europe and in Asia. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Charlotte Civic Orchestra, and is the owner of Gusthold Music Publisher, a publisher of orchestral music by composers worldwide.  He resides with his wife in North Carolina and has three adult children.

 

DAVIS BROWN

122 Hazeltine Court • Salisbury, NC 28144

(202) 716-4010 • davis_brown@msn.com

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