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Gerard Schwarz, director
Explore the masterpieces that helped guide so many composers during the musically volatile 20th century. Listen to Alvin Singleton’s (b.1940) After Choice. He is one of our most distinguished composers who will be celebrating his 80th birthday in December.
Enjoy Claude Debussy's (1862-1918) Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, considered a turning point of music. Take delight in Aaron Copland’s (1900-1990) Appalachian Spring Suite, which won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Music. Both pieces were created for dance. Vaslav Nijinsky choreographed Debussy’s piece; while Martha Graham, the most influential American modern dancer, choreographed Copland’s piece.
Finally, take delight in Paul Hindemith’s (1895-1963) Concert Music for Strings and Brass. The German American composer wrote this work for the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1930. He features the brass section of the orchestra, which created a thrilling tonal pallet that has made this work so special for years to come.
AudienceAlumni General Public Faculty/Staff Students - Undergrad Students - Grad/Professional Prospective Students Students - International Admitted Students