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American Voices - Sunday, February 7, 2010

Bradford Gowen, piano Evelyn Elsing, cello David Jones, clarinet Linda Mabbs, soprano Lee Hinkle, percussion Daniel Sender, violin Francis Liu, violin Elizabeth Meszaros, cello Johnathan Richards, viola

Sunday, February 7, 2010 3:00 PM - Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall

The UM School of Music is proud to present American Voices, a collaborative effort of faculty artists and UM's graduate string quartet-in-residence, the Adelphi Quartet. Professor Bradford Gowen, Chair of the Piano division of the UM School of Music, has developed a program of pieces that illustrate the trends and experiments in music in early twentieth century America. As composers experimented with the many cultural styles that contributed to this country's musical landscape, they established a style that was uniquely American. Learn more about the evolution of the American sound by checking out these library resources:

  Lukas Foss - Capriccio for Cello and Piano

  Two pieces by "American Indianists", influenced by the music of the American Indians: Harvey Worthington Loomis - Excerpts from Lyrics of the Red-Man and Carlos Troyer - Kiowa-Apache War Dance

  Three Pieces by Henry Cowell: Exultation, Aeolian Harp, and The Banshee

  Conlon Nancarrow - Study for Player Piano No. 21, “Canon X”

  Charles T. Griffes - Sonata

  Two pieces by Leonard Bernstein: I Hate Music! and Dream With Me

  Aaron Copland - Sextet for String Quartet, Clarinet and Piano