Benjamin Pasternack: American Roots
Tue, Feb 26, 2013
Gildenhorn Recital Hall
On February 26, 2012, American pianist Benjamin Pasternack will come to the stage of the Gildenhorn Recital Hall to present American Roots, an evening of piano works inspired by American culture. As part of Diversity Through Music, an event series sponsored by The UMD Office of Diversity Education and Compliance and the Nyumburu Cultural Center through a grant from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is proud to cooperate in the presentation of an evening of music by American and European composers inspired by the roots of this great country. Visit the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library to learn more about the groundbreaking works on this program through recordings, scores, written commentary, and biographies of their composers:
Farwell - Pawnee Horses and
War Dance No. 2
The leader of the "Indianist" movement has sometimes been called the American Bartok. Discover his works and his book "Wanderjahre of a Revolutionist" and Other Essays on American Music in MSPAL.
Dvořák - Humoresques, Op. 101
Don't miss a biography of Dvořák by the composer's son, Otakar Dvořák! This evening's event is also part of A Festival of Dvořák's Exploration in America, a series of concert produced by Post Classical Ensemble in collboration with the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. If you're interested in learning more about Dvořák's time in the United States, check out Professor John C. Tibbetts's Dvořák in America, 1892-1895 (Amadeus Press, 1993.)
- Check out a recording of Aaron Copland's piano music by American pianist Benjamin Pasternack, accessible in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.