SYMPOSIUM of CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN MUSIC March 31
April 1, 1953
The School of
++++ For a culture
to be c reative musically,
lationship between composer, exists as a means t hei r audience.
the gap between
hea r i n g
and the interchange of
be a close re
performer and listener.
today' s c omposers and
represent a t i v e
ideas aim for the encouragemen t of
ac t ive par
ticipation in the creative currents of our time. Two
Anthony Donato of bor,
Works of these men,
c omposers of
composers are guests of
Homer Keller of
plus those by faculty and st udent
form the basis of
++++ TUESDAY, (All sessions will
Program of Student Compositions.
C ho ra le -P re l u de on
.. Di rge"
1st Erstanden"---Robert Anderson
(She11ey) - - -Oiane Suter
place in Presser H all
.. Reprise" .. The End"
(Langston Hughes)---Warren Birkett
Two Pi eces for Flute and Piano---Robert Anderson
.. Dressed Up"
Robert Manahan, Ted Chase,
After the 216,
on que s t i o n s
(Langston Hu ghes)---Warren Birkett
.. Trumpet PI ayer"
in Ro om
(three movements)---Diane Suter
for a cri tique
will be in
of student work,
p u r pos es.
Mr. Keller disc ussion
2:00 p. m.
- sonata for Organ---Homer Keller Robert Anderson,
Analysis by the composer.
- Concert of Conte mporary American Music
.. The Temptation of Christ"---Lloyd Pfautsch
.. The Last Supper"- --Anthony Donato Illinois Wesleyan Collegiate Choir Lloyd Pfautsch,
C arl P etkoff,
Slow and nostalgic .
Past with audacity.
Quartet for Brass---Homer Keller Allegro.
Ted Chase, Lee York,
2 for Violin and Piano---Anthony
Fast and flowing. Dr.
Sonata for Flute and Piano---Homer Keller
1st trumpet; horn;
.. The Promised Land"---Frank
(first performance) Cast Zack Caverly---Francis Barnard Elihu Gest---Robert Manahan Azariah James---Daniel Spreckelmeyer Lem Stephens---William Walker Cornelia Gest---Darby Smith Illinois Wesleyan Collegiate Choir Charles Gaines and Vernon Kliewer,
Prelude and Opening Conversation from Scene
Cornelia's Monologue from Scene III
Funeral Sermon and Choral Finale from Scene IV
"Fire" Aria from Scene IV
(A brief synopsis of the opera is given on an appended sheet. )
10: 00 ler lon
a. m .
The LaSalle String
Five Pi eces for String Quartet Angry.
Quartet of Colorado College
Sus pe nded.
"Primer for Critics"
Theme and Variations:
Robert Mann is first violinist in the Juilliard Quartet. Pieces were com posed in the summer of 1951.
The composer's comments
are as follows: .. The first piece is dedicated to the cellist. down
He can let his hair The second piece
and indulge in dreams of savage glory.
the middle voices.
violin to express his
insight into the
Th e fou rt h
piece is a second violinist's nightmare w ith the other three voices " man. Titles of the sections in the fifth piece are:
Meat and Potato Theme variation I:
Gallic St y le N ew World Contemporary
variat ion III: Variation IV:
Old World Contemporary Immature Style
Variat ion V:
Walter Levin, Kamnitzer, 1 2: 00
noon - Luncheon:
Memorial Center Cafeteria.
Faculty members and
Symposium guests 2:00 p.m. - Str ing Quartet No. 3---Anthony Donato The LaSalle String Quartet. Analysis by the composer.
++++ ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Your attention is called Wesleyan graduates,
to an exhibit of painting by
when t hey were seniors in the
These hang in the Main Lounge at of such artists as
together with works
and Everett Spru ce.
We acknowledge with gratitude the assistance of the following persons and gro ups: Mr. Herschel Cline for the cover design. Miss Constance Ferguson and the cafeteria staff for the
eon arrangeme nts. Delta Omicron,
Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha
at the various events. All of the composers and performers whose common efforts the Symp osium possible.