Ben Cosgrove is a composer, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist based in New England. He performs regularly all over the country, writes scores for films, plays, radio, and television, and has produced several well-received albums of original instrumental music. His “electric and exhilarating” live performances on solo piano are at once dazzling and intimate, the music both delicate and commanding.
He weaves his music with his studies in environmental thought and authorship, and his own writings on sound, art and landscape. Cosgrove’s summer tour is taking him all over the country, including Lincoln City, where he will be giving a concert July 7 and a composition workshop on July 9.
The concert will begin at 7 pm on Thursday, July 7, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Tickets are $14 in advance, $16 at the door, with a $2 discount for current LCCC members. To reserve, click the “Buy Tickets Now” button at lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or call 541-994-9994.
The doors will open at 6:30 pm. Volunteers will be selling Northwest beers and wines along with My Petite Sweet cookies and brownies, and Mountain Man nuts and snacks, all the benefit the nonprofit LCCC.
The workshop, “Reflecting Place in Music,” will begin at 10 am on Saturday, July 9, at the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology in nearby Otis. Cosgrove will lead students in an exploration of place and landscape in the compositions of others, as well as the development of students’ individual songs based on place. The fee for the workshop is $120, and pre-registration is required. To sign up, head to sitkacenter.org or call 541-994-5485.