Disney & Eric Whitacre include David Colin Freeman in World of Color show

David Colin Freeman was chosen to participate in “World of Color − Winter Dreams,” an all-new holiday version of the popular “World of Color” after-dark spectacular, at Disney California Adventure Park, starting Friday, Nov. 15, adding even more merriment to the holiday season at the Disneyland Resort.

“World of Color” brightens the season with an abundance of fun, color and music featuring, among others, the voices of Broadway stars Heather Headley, Josh Gad and Idina Menzel.

Adding an element of social media, the voices of singers from all 50 United States appear in the “Glow” carol, which opens the show. The participants signed up on a special “World of Color” Honor Choir website, operated by the Disneyland Resort and Grammy®-winning composer Eric Whitacre, who has joined hundreds of voices online in “virtual choirs” that feature singers performing in front of their computer webcams. Other Disney fans designed holiday cards online to appear in a “World of Color ­- Winter Dreams” sequence celebrating the spirit of the season.

Source:  Disneyland News

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Events Calendar from Ventura County Star

(2012) Founders Day Concert: The California Lutheran University concert will feature the University Symphony, directed by Daniel Geeting, performing “Elegy in Memoriam,” written by David Colin Freeman, son of longtime CLU staff member Suzanne Freeman, who died in 2011, and works by Debussy, Mendelssohn and Christoph Willibald von Gluck. Also, the Honors String Quartet will perform the first movement of Mozart’s Quartet in C major, and the University Percussion Ensemble will play Mitchell Peters’ “Piece for Percussion.” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Samuelson Chapel, CLU, south of Olsen Road near Campus Drive, Thousand Oaks. Donations accepted. 493-3306; callutheran.edu/music.

Source: Ventura County Star

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Memorial concert features son’s tribute

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – California Lutheran University’s Founders Day Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 in Samuelson Chapel.

The University Symphony will present the Suzanne Freeman Memorial Concert under the direction of veteran faculty member Daniel Geeting.

The concert will feature “Elegy in Memoriam” by Freeman’s son David Colin Freeman. Other full orchestra pieces on the program include two movements of Debussy’s “Petite Suite” (originally a piano piece redone for orchestra by Henri Busser), Christoph Willibald von Gluck’s overture to the opera “Iphigenia in Aulis,” and the first movement of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 5.”

The program also features two chamber ensembles. The Honors String Quartet willperform the first movement of Mozart’s “Quartet in C Major,” K. 157. The University Percussion Ensemble will perform “Piece for Percussion,” a contemporary work by Mitchell Peters.

David Freeman is a composer, arranger, pianist and flutist. His recent album, “Symphonic Allusions,” can be heard on iTunes, Pandora, Rhapsody and Amazon, and his backing tracks can be heard on stage in Las Vegas where he currently resides. The 2000 CLU music alumnus is also an educator who specializes in musical development and theory.

Donations given in memory of Suzanne Freeman, a longtime CLU staff member who died inAugust 2011, helped fund the concert. Donations will be accepted at the concert.

The chapel is located south of Olsen Road near Campus Drive on the Thousand Oaks campus. Additional parking is available at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit callutheran.edu/music.

Source: The Fillmore Gazette

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Freeman accepted into the Music Genome Project

February 1, 2010 – Popular online music discovery service Pandora (part of the music genome project) has added David to their library. Visit David’s page on Pandora.

About Pandora

Pandora Internet Radio (also known as Pandora Radio or simply Pandora) is an automated music recommendation service and “custodian” of the Music Genome Project. The service, operated by Pandora Media, Inc., is only available in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. The service plays musical selections of a certain genre based on the user’s artist selection. The user then provides positive or negative feedback for songs chosen by the service, which are taken into account when Pandora selects future songs.

While listening, users are offered the ability to buy the songs or albums at various online retailers. Over 400 different musical attributes are considered when selecting the next song. These 400 attributes are combined into larger groups called focus traits. There are 2,000 focus traits. Examples of these are rhythm syncopation, key tonality, vocal harmonies, and displayed instrumental proficiency.

Source: Wikipedia

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Symphonic Allusions Available on iTunes

David Colin Freeman’s debut release “Symphonic Allusions” is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Pandora as well as a direct download or purchase from davidcolinfreeman.com

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