Need to blow off a little election night steam? There are some excellent new music concerts happening that will take your mind of polls and electoral college tallies, at least for a little while. And just think! Tomorrow it will be safe to turn on your TV again without fear getting blasted by political ads!
First off, Eliseo Rael will lead the Duquesne Percussion Ensemble in a program of new works featuring Dana Wilson’s award winning piece “Primal Worlds”. Also on the concert is music of Pittsburgh based composer Eric Moe, Jack Stamp, and the Pittsburgh Symphony’s 2004-2005 composer of the year Christopher Rouse.
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 8pm
MOE “I Have Only One Itching Desire”
WHITACRE “Lux Aurumque”
WILSON “Primal Worlds”
Another concert takes place at WVU celebrating the music of George Crumb. The concert will be held at the WVU Creative Arts Center, Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A) and is free and open to the public.
Performers include Crumb’s daughter, Ann Crumb, a soprano, along with Patrick Mason, baritone, and members of Orchestra 2001 of Philadelphia, including: Director James Freeman; Marcantonio Barone, piano; and percussionists
William Kerrigan, David Nelson, Brenda Weckerly and Greg Giannascoli.
The concert features songs from Crumb’s “Voices from the Heartland” (American Songbook VII, 2010), including “A Cycle of Hymns, Spirituals, Folksongs, and American Indian Chants.”
Songs include “Softly and Tenderly,” “Ghost Dance” (Pawnee Tribal Chant), “Lord, Let Me Fly!” “The Kanawha River at Dusk” (An Appalachian Nocturne), “Glory Be to the New-Born King” (A Christmas Spiritual), “Come All Ye Fair and Tender Maidens” and “On top of Old Smoky” (The War of the Sexes), “Beulah Land,” “Old Blue,” and “Song of the Earth” (Navajo Tribal Chants).
See the full details for the concert here.