American Expressions

Simon Dinnerstein, Sonatina (1981)

The WCMS season opens with a multi-disciplinary celebration of music from the Americas: North, South, and Central. Valerie Coleman’s meditative Fanmi Imèn (after Maya Angelou’s poem, “Human Family”) and Dvorak’s popular “American” Quartet frame the program. In between comes Jessie Montgomery’s exuberant Strum, plus music by Gabriella Lena Frank (featuring visual projections) and Paquito D’Rivera.

Be sure to come early for our popular pre-concert talk led by Rohan Gregory – it is not a “talk”, but an experience!

Friday, September 27, 2019, 7:30 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church
9 Ayer Road, Harvard

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 7:30 PM
Curtis Performance Hall, Assumption College
500 Salisbury Street, Worcester

Program

VALERIE COLEMAN Fanmi Imèn [listen]
JESSIE MONTGOMERY Strum [listen]
GABRIELA LENA FRANK Ghosts in the Dream Machine [listen]
PAQUITO D’RIVERA  Trios for Violin, Cello and Piano: Danzon and Afro [listen]
DVORAK String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, “American” [listen]

Tracy Kraus, flute; Krista Buckland Reisner, violin; Rohan Gregory, violin;
Peter Sulski, viola; David Russell, cello; Randall Hodgkinson, piano

Tickets: Adults $25-$36, Students $10, Youth 17 and under free
EBT card holders $5, call 508-757-5006 for the discount code (you must show your card at the door).

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