Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Conductor Laureate of the Minnesota Orchestra is a legend to concert goers and music lovers throughout Minnesota during the 1960’s and 70’s when he was music director of the renowned Orchestra. His six decade prominence as conductor and composer is the topic of Frederick Harris’ recently-published biography, Seeking the Infinite: The Musical Life of Stanislaw Skrowaczewski.
Skrowaczewski and Harris will both be in Minneapolis for a book signing event to herald publication of the book at the Downtown Barnes & Noble , 801 Nicollet Mall, December 13, 5:00-7:00 p.m. The American Composers Forum will provide refreshments. Convenient ramp parking, at after-4 rates, on 8th Street behind Barnes & Noble.
Frederick Harris is an MIT faculty member and conductor of the MIT Wind Ensemble. Harris spent nine years researching this monumental work which reflects the results of over 200 interviews. The book also covers a full history of the Minnesota Orchestra, including details of the ways in which Skrowaczewski championed plans for Orchestra Hall.
The book signing event is free and open to the public.