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of Contemporary American Music

Illinois Wesleyan University February 25 - 26, 1960

Thursday, 10

a.m., February 25

Memorial Gymnasium


Quintet For Piano and Strings _________________________________ Roy Harris Johana Harris, Piano, and the Berkshire String Quartet Observations on Contemporary Music and Russia Dr. Roy Harris Thursday, 4

p.m., February 25

Presser Auditorium


1. American Ballads _______________________________________________ Roy Harris Streets of Laredo The Bird Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair Cod Liver lie Patricia Hildebrandt, Pianist Toccata ___________ ...:____________________________________________________ Roy Ha rr is Norma Watkins, Pianist

2. Five Canzonets _________________________________________________ Jean Berger 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Snake Baked a Hoecake The Prune Song Grasshopper Song Hobby Horse The Frisco Whale

Three Old Nursery Rhymes (1943) ______________________ Thomas Canning 1. Mary Had a Little Lamb 2. Little Boy Blue 3. Humpty Dumpty University Madrigal Singers, Lewis E. Whikehart, Director

3. Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight _____________________ Roy Harris Thelma Nail, Soprano Ruth Krieger, Cello

Mario Mancinelli, Violin Bedford Watkins, Piano

Thursday, 8:15 p.m., February 25

Presser Auditorium


Uricco Rossi, Violin Albert Lazan, Violin

David Dawson, Viola Fritz Magg, Cello


String Quartet K458-(The Hunt) __________________________ . ______ Mozart Allegro Vivace Assai Minuetto Adagio Allegro Assai Quintet for Piano and Strings ______________________________ Roy Harris Passacaglia Cadenza Fugue Johana Harris, Piano, and the Berkshire String Quartet String Quartet, op. 59 no. 2 _____________________ .___ ._ Bt:!ethoven Allegro Molto Adagio Finale: Presto The Convocations Commission is giving an all-school reception for the quartet and for Dr. and Mrs. Harris in Memorial Center Lounge following the concert. Friday Morning, February 26

Presser Hall

Dr. Roy Harris will meet informally with faculty and students.

Friday, 1¡3:30 p.m., February 26

Presser Hall


Student compositions will be informally read-through and discussed with Dr. Harris.

Presser Auditorium

Friday, 8:00 p.m., February 26 LARGE GROUPS CONCERT

1. A n Im mo r aIity ________________________________ :_______________________ Aa ro n Co p Iand _!hey Say Susan Has No Heart For Learning __________________ Roy Harris University Women's Chorus, Dr. Lewis Whikehart, Director Norma Watkins, Pianist

2. Rad io Pi ece ____________________________________________________________________ Roy H arri s Eveni ng Piece ______________________________________________________________ Roy Ha rris Ode To Fr i ends hip ________________________________________________________ Roy Har r i s University Orchestra, Mario Mancinelli, Conductor

3. The Prayer of Manasseh ____________________________________________ Jean Berger (Collegiate Choir Commission, 1959-60) Welcome Yule (from A Wreath for Waits) __________________ Ulysses Kay My Praise Shall Never End (from Folk Fantasy FestivalLRoy Harris The Collegiate Choir, Dr'. Lewis Whikehart, Director Elizabeth Calhoun, Pianist

4. Suite in F for Band

Frederick Breydert

March Meditation Finale Cimarron (Symphonic Overture) ____________________________________ Roy Harris The University Concert Band, John McGrosso, Director

Symposium of Contemporary American Music, 1960  

Presented by the Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music, February 25-26, 1960.

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