Coastal Branch Library Lecture Series: Dr. David Ott
Dr. David Ott will make an appearance on Wednesday, January 27 at 10 am at the South Walton Coastal Branch Library.
Ott is an internationally recognized American composer and conductor of classical music whose impressive works have been performed and recorded by some of the most notable orchestras in the United States and Europe. In 2003, he was awarded the prestigious Music Alive Award, co-sponsored by the American Symphony Orchestra League.
Born in Crystal Falls, Michigan, Ott's works include four symphonies, an opera, the Annapolis Overture, written for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and various pieces of children's music. He has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Music and Grammy Awards. The premiere of his Concerto for Two Cellos and Orchestra, performed by the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Mstislav Rostropovich, gained Ott the 1988 nomination.
Dr. Ott graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1969. He then went on to earn his Master's degree from Indiana University and his PhD in music from the University of Kentucky.
South Walton Coastal Branch Library will hold a series of Winter Community Lectures on Wednesdays at 10 am starting January 6 through February 24, 2016. The lecture series is designed for the adult community and provide educational and entertaining insights into local people, history, the arts and more.
Read more and see the entire 2016 lecture series in the SoWal Community Forums. For more information please call (850) 267-2809. The Coastal Library is located at 437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach-behind the South Walton Government/Education Complex on HWY 331 South. Free for the public with limited seating.