Marc Hoffman piece will be featured for Pops

  • Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 9:08 p.m.

Marc Hoffman’s music has been heard by audiences across the U.S. and Europe. However, June 1 may mark the first time it’s been played on a loading dock.

At this year’s Pops at the Post, the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and Music Director David Hagy will include a new piece by Hoffman.


Hoffman’s new work is a medley of film cues taken from a recent score for a film by North Carolina filmmaker Will Merrick.

“Salisbury and Rowan County residents look forward to this concert every year,” Hoffman said in a news release posted on his website, “and I am especially grateful to Maestro Hagy for including a piece of mine on this year’s concert.”

An established composer, jazz vocalist and pianist, Hoffman is known throughout North Carolina and beyond for his performances as a soloist and with his trio at festivals, corporate and private events, and other venues. He performs frequently at Ethos in Salisbury.

On the same day as Pops at the Post, he will return to perform at Childress Vineyards in Lexington for the Music in the Vineyard series.

Hoffman is currently at work scoring an animated feature written by animator Tom Ray. Recent film work includes the score for “40 Fears” for Charlotte-based Dalliance Films. Previous film work includes scoring, “The Mill” and acting as music supervisor for several films. He was also music historian for the film “Revolution.”

Also an author, Hoffman’s “Essential Worship Keyboard” is published by Emerald Books and his picture book, “Sleep, Little Child” by Virillion Music Publishing.

Hoffman’s original concert, sacred and jazz pieces have been performed across the U.S. and in the United Kingdom, France and The Netherlands.

Founder and artistic director of the Salisbury School of Music, Hoffman lives in Salisbury with is wife, Anne, and their daughter August.

For more information, visit www.marchoffman.com .

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