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What to Listen for in Music: American Composers of the 1940s (What to Listen for in Music: American Composers of the 1940s)

What to Listen for in Music: American Composers of the 1940s

This four-part series surveys American composers from the 1940s: Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Richard Rodgers, Samuel Barber, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and more.

  • Jan. 10 - Feb. 7, 2005
  • Terrace Gallery
  • 90 minutes
  • $12.00
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Join Irwin Shainman, professor emeritus of music at Williams College, in these four sessions as he acquaints you with some of America's greatest musicians. This four-part series surveys American classical music, its composers, and its wide-ranging influence throughout the world. Come and explore the music of the masters. Mondays, January 10, 24, 31, and February 7, 6-7:30 p.m.

Session I: The New Accent of American Symphonic Music: Aaron Copland

Session II: The Influence of the University: Walter Piston, Roger Sessions, Virgil Thomson, and Roy Harris

Session III: Music in Wartime: Mark Blitzstein, Richard Rodgers, and Robert Kurka

Session IV: America’s Versatility: Samuel Barber, William Schuman, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington

Sold as a series only. To order tickets, please call (202) 416-8500.

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National Symphony Orchestra Leonard Slatkin conductor/Lynn Harrell, cello This thrilling program features three famed works from the 1940s: Barber's Cello Concerto, Bernstein's "Jeremiah" Symphony, and Copland's Third Symphony.

All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

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