SYMPOSIUM OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN MUSIC April 28 . 29, 1954 Spons 0 red by The School of Music, Illinois Wesleyan University For a culture to be musically creative, lationship between composer,
there must be a close re
exists as a means of bridging the gap between today's their audience.
The hearing of representat ive contempor ary works and
the interchange of ideas provide encouragement for active participation in the creative currents of our time.
Two prominent American composers are guests of the Symposium: Normand Lockwood
of Trinity Uni versity,
Robert Palmer of Cornell University, men,
plus those by faculty and student composers of
form the basis
Works of these
Wednesday, April 28 (All sessions will be held in Presser Hall auditorium,
wise noted. )
10:00 a.m. -
Woodwind Quintet of
universi ty Edward McGough, net;
Divertimento ......................... Franz Joseph Haydn
pavane ............................... Morton
March of the Little Lead Soldiers....Gabriel Pierne
Quintet in E Flat,
Opus 88...........Anton Reicha
11:00 a.m. - Concerto for Organ and Brasses .............Normand Lockwood Robert Anderson,
Chase and James Bjork,
LaVerne Hoogheem and Wayne King,
Conducted and analyzed by the composer.
12:00 noon - Lu ncheon :
and Symposium guests.
3:00 p.m. - Band and chorus rehearsal : Loc kwood.
.. Closing Doxology" of Normand
Conducted by the composer,
8: 15 p m. -
" The Birth of Moses" ...................Normand Lockwood Jean Hoogheem,
" Fairest Lord Jesus" ...................Normand Lockwood (first performance) Illinois Wesleyan Collegiate Choir Lloyd Pfautsch,
Piano Sonata Number 2 .
......... . .... ..Robert palmer
Andante con moto tranQuilo Vernon Kliewer,
3. Divertimento for String Trio.............Frank Bohnhorst 1) Declaration
( Tw o-beat stomp)
4 ) Pl ay - Party
( F ast
Lento e spressivo
Andante con moto
Allegro molto vivace
The American Quintet of
Mario Mancinelli, viola;
"closing Doxology" ....................Normand Lockwood Illinois Wesleyan Collegiate Choir; director; Sim mons,
Wesleyan Conc ert Band,
Conducted by the composer
T h u rsday, Apr i I 29 10:00 a.m. - Program of Student Compositions 1.
Movement for String Trio ..............Diane Suter Mario Mancinelli, viola;
Yvonne Tait, for
Violin and Piano ....... James Mo ses
v i olin;
Allegro con moto
" The Dinner party"
(Amy Lowell) .......James "Game"
A n n Rothschild,
Dance Fran k
Three Preludes ..........................Wa.ren Birk ett
Concertato fo r Winds and Piano........Vernon Kliewer Andante
Jean Hoogheem, Washbu rn. Setaro
John O'Bannon. Bob Doncourt.
the f olk - hymn
" Saints'Delight"... Robert Anderson
1 1:00 a.m. -
composer conferences with guest composers.
(with Miss Suter,
in Room 24.
(with Mr. Moses,
will be in Room 2 16.
Mr. Kliewer) Mr. Case,
Other students and faculty may attend
1:30 p.m. -
Quintet for Clarinet, Poco lento.
Strings ...... Robert
ma con moto
2) Andante grazios o
3) Allegro vivo Warren Mario
Analysis by the composer
2:30 p .•.
Open Forum on Contemporary Techniques and Purposes
and questions from the floor
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Your attention is called to an exhibit of paintings and prints by Mr. Fred Brian and Mr. Rupert Kilgore of the School of Art faculty,
the Art Gallery Building.
The Symposium committee wishes to express its gratitude to the fol lowing
whose generosity have helped
make the Sym
posium possible: Mr. Carl Behr Mr. Walter Colton Miss Frances Elfstrand Mr. Hodge
Mr. Dean Hllfinger Mr. Julius P. Klemm Mr. Harold walters Mr. Louis L. Williams We also acknowledge with gratitude the assistance of the following persons
Barber and Mr.
Brian for the cover design.
Ferguson and the cafeteria staff for the luncheon
arrangements. Delta Omicron,
Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota for
the various events. All of the
composers and performers whose many hours of concen
trated effort made the Symposiu� a reality.