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Bruce Adolphe has composed music for Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Sylvia McNair, the Beaux Arts Trio, the Brentano String Quartet, the Miami Quartet, and others. In 2009, Yo-Yo Ma premiered Adolphe's neuroscience-inspired work Self Comes to Mind, with a text by Antonio Damasio and brain images by Hanna Damasio, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Also in 2009, Adolphe's opera Let Freedom Sing: The Story of Marian Anderson, with a libretto by Carolivia Herron, was premiered by the Washington National Opera and the Washington Performing Arts Society, and the Kennedy Center presented an evening of his chamber works. Adolphe is also well-known for his weekly appearances on public radio's Performance Today where he plays his popular piano puzzlers with host Fred Child. Mr. Adolphe is also the resident lecturer and director of family concerts for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. His works include five operas, over 100 chamber works, and orchestral works, including his recent Violin Concerto, premiered by Eugene Drucker at Disney Hall in May, 2009. Mr. Adolphe makes frequent appearances as a lecturer at schools and festivals around the country in addition to his many residencies as a composer. His music is published by both Lauren Keiser Music and The Learning Maestros (for educational works). He cofounded The Learning Maestroes with impressario Julian Fifer in 2000. Mr. Adolphe previously taught at The Juilliard School, New York University, and Yale, where he was a Visiting Lecturer in the Residential Colleges in 1984 and 85. His websites include: www.thelearningmaestros.com and www.bruceadolphe.com. 
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