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Name Roger Briggs
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User Name rogerbriggs
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Date of birth 28/05/1952
Region United States  
Profile Roger Briggs` music has been consistently praised through out the world as some of the most compelling, imaginative, and communicative music written in recent times. Reviewers stress the music`s "rare power of communication" using words and phrases like: "delicate, haunting, trance-inducing"; "intrinsic appeal to the senses"; "brilliant and expansive"; "music that coaxes the imagination to unconscious imagery"; "immersion in atmosphere and color`. His music is being performed in the U.S., Europe and South America by ensembles like the London Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Symphony, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony and others. His chamber works are performed by respected groups like the Da Capo Chamber Players, the New Performance Group, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Fear No Music, Zephyr, and Third Angle. He has received numerous commissions, grants, awards, and prizes for his work.

Roger Briggs is currently the Artistic Director of the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra in Bellingham, Washington and has held that position since 1996. He has conducted and recorded with the London Symphony, the Czech Radio Symphony and the Prague Symphony. In addition to standard orchestral repertoire, Mr. Briggs is equally at home with contemporary scores-both orchestral and chamber. He founded the Michiana New Music Ensemble in South Bend, IN, the Contemporary Chamber Players at Western Washington University and the Whatcom Symphony Chamber Orchestra in Bellingham, WA. He has also guest conducted other established contemporary ensembles like The New Performance Group/Sonora, Zephyr, and Fear No Music.