NOVEMBER 5 & 6, 2016: “American Classical Spirit”

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AMERICAN CLASSICAL SPIRIT

Copland, Barber, Ives & Still… then Bowles & Gershwin!

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Jonathan Moser, violinist
Elivi Varga, flutist
Katarzyna Marzec-Salwinski, pianist
Rollin Wilber, pianist


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Celebrating some of America’s great classical composers through a variety of their soulful music, sparked with imagination! combine_composers_americanYou’ll be listening to and learning of iconic works that show the remarkably rich palette of our uniquely American classical sound.

 We’ll speak about, then share this delightful music with you; and look forward to you sharing your reactions with us!

(Link to full printed program with notes – PDF)

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FEATURED MUSIC:

CHARLES IVES (1874-1954): Violin Sonata #4, for violin and piano – “Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting”
___Americana as only Charles Ives can portray – born of hymns sung at children’s services, and subsequent behaviors…

AARON COPLAND (1900-1990): Duo for Flute and Piano
____”My DUO is a lyrical piece” – this multi-leveled work, emphasizing the flute’s songful nature, is a delightful result of Aaron Copland’s evolving philosophy that new music “should no longer be confined to the sphere of the special society” and should “interest the general public.”

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WILLIAM GRANT STILL (1895-1978): Suite for Violin and Piano
___Three movements, inspired by three powerful African-American works of visual art; from a great American composer of deep convictions comes driving musicality and sounds of spiritual uplift

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SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981):  Canzone, transcribed for flute and piano
___Flowing, poignant music that universally adapts in Barber’s own transcription of the second movement (also called ‘Canzone’ – Italian for ‘song’) from his Piano Concerto

Nocturne, for solo piano
___A modern American nocturne from the romantic Samuel Barber, dedicated to the originator of this beloved genre, John Field 

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PAUL BOWLES (1910-1999): Six Preludes for solo piano
___Atmospheric, lyrical and blues-infused works from this fascinating, expatriated American composer

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GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1937): Rhapsody in Blue for four-hand piano
___An incomparable work of genius blending American music’s values and 20th century newness, here in a doubly enjoyable, two-pianist, four-hand version


 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm

IVY HALL – International Institute for Culture
6331 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151Concerts At Ivy logo

ADMISSION: $25/general; $20/seniors; $10/students
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm

THE ETHICAL SOCIETY BUILDING
1906 S. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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