Music composer, Zachary J. Friedland, of Richmond, turns 31


Saturday 09 October 2021

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Friedland, Zachary J., 31, of Richmond, died on Friday October 8, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was the beloved son of Kevin Friedland and Beth Dworetzky of Richmond, RI and cherished grandson of Florence Dworetzky of White Plains, NY.

Born in Plymouth, MA, he had lived in Richmond for 16 years, previously living in Hadley, MA.

He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Rhode Island, received his MA from the Longy School of Music at Bard College, and his Doctorate in Musical Arts from Ohio State University. He was a life member of KKΨ, the honorary national fraternity of the marching band.

Zachary was a composer and wrote music for orchestra, wind ensembles, chamber music and vocal. He was civic and organized music consortia as fundraisers for organizations, like his joint Notes of Remembrance for Wind Band consortium project as part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day project to help fund a cure. and hope for a world without Alzheimer’s.

A strong advocate of new music and young emerging composers, Zachary founded the Rhode Island Recording Ensemble (RIRE), which he directed with fellow Rhode Island composer and band director Michael Konnerth.

Funeral and shiva services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to his memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman St., # 306, Providence, RI 02906.

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