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SYMPOSIUM of CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN MUSIC March 31

-

April 1, 1953

Spon sored

Mosic,

The School of

by

Illinois

lesleyan

University

++++ For a culture

to be c reative musically,

lationship between composer, exists as a means t hei r audience.

brid ging

of

T he

the gap between

hea r i n g

and the interchange of

there must

be a close re­

performer and listener.

of

This Symposium

today' s c omposers and

represent a t i v e

contemporary works

ideas aim for the encouragemen t of

ac t ive par­

ticipation in the creative currents of our time. Two

prominent American

Anthony Donato of bor,

Illinois,

Works of these men,

Michigan.

c omposers of

composers are guests of

Evanston,

Illinois Wesleyan,

and Mr.

the

symposium:

Homer Keller of

D r.

Ann Ar­

plus those by faculty and st udent

form the basis of

the Symposium.

++++ TUESDAY, (All sessions will

10:00 a.m.

1.

-

take

auditorium.)

Program of Student Compositions.

C ho ra le -P re l u de on

.. Di rge"

"C hrist

1st Erstanden"---Robert Anderson

organist

(She11ey) - - -Oiane Suter

Darby Smith,

3.

31

place in Presser H all

Robert Anderson,

2.

MARCH

James Kuchan,

sopr ano;

piano

.. Reprise" .. The End"

(Langston Hughes)---Warren Birkett

Roger Coventry,

tenor;

Ann Rothschild,

piano

4.

Two Pi eces for Flute and Piano---Robert Anderson

5.

Piano Sonatina

6.

.. Dressed Up"

Jean Wideroe,

flute;

Diane suter,

piano

Robert Manahan, Ted Chase,

After the 216,

on que s t i o n s

program,

piano

(Langston Hu ghes)---Warren Birkett

.. Trumpet PI ayer"

in Ro om

Robert Anderson,

(three movements)---Diane Suter

tenor;

Charles Gaines,

piano;

trumpet

Dr.

Donato

for a cri tique

will be in

of student work,

of contemporary

techniques

Room

24,

and for

and

and open

p u r pos es.

Mr. Keller disc ussion


2:00 p. m.

- sonata for Organ---Homer Keller Robert Anderson,

organist.

Analysis by the composer.

8:15 p.m.

- Concert of Conte mporary American Music

1.

.. The Temptation of Christ"---Lloyd Pfautsch

2.

.. The Last Supper"- --Anthony Donato Illinois Wesleyan Collegiate Choir Lloyd Pfautsch,

'e­ .um

3.

Allegro.

md

�r-

Andante.

C arl P etkoff,

�ks

4.

Sonata No.

flute;

5.

Slow and nostalgic .

Mancinelli,

viol in;

piano

DODato

Past with audacity.

Frank Bohnhorst,

piano

Quartet for Brass---Homer Keller Allegro.

�nt

Lento.

Ted Chase, Lee York,

6.

Frank Bohnhorst,

2 for Violin and Piano---Anthony

Mario lr­

(first performance)

All egro

Fast and flowing. Dr.

conductor

Sonata for Flute and Piano---Homer Keller

Scenes from

Allegretto.

1st trumpet; horn;

Allegro.

Jean

Maplethorpe,

Robert Joiner,

2d trumpet;

trombone

.. The Promised Land"---Frank

Bohnhorst

(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,

pianists

Scenes 1.

Prelude and Opening Conversation from Scene

I

2.

Cornelia's Monologue from Scene III

3.

Elihu's

4.

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. )

++++ WEDNESDAY,

10: 00 ler lon

a. m .

- Convocation:

The LaSalle String

Five Pi eces for String Quartet Angry.

Dreamy.

APRIL

Quartet of Colorado College

(1951)---Robert Mann

Sus pe nded.

"Primer for Critics"

1

F antastic.

Theme and Variations:


Robert Mann is first violinist in the Juilliard Quartet. Pieces were com posed in the summer of 1951.

The Five

The composer's comments

are as follows: .. The first piece is dedicated to the cellist. down

(if any)

is a

duet

He can let his hair The second piece

and indulge in dreams of savage glory.

for

the middle voices.

violin to express his

profound

The third

piece allows

insight into the

music.

the

first

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:

playing straight

Meat and Potato Theme variation I:

Mature Style

Variation II:

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:

1st violin;

viola;

Henry Meyer,

Richard Kapuscinski,

Memorial Center Cafeteria.

2d violin;

Peter

cello

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,

done

to an exhibit of painting by

when t hey were seniors in the

These hang in the Main Lounge at of such artists as

Philip

Guston

Memorial Center,

Illinois

School

of Art.

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

lunch­

eon arrangeme nts. Delta Omicron,

Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha

Iota

for ushering

at the various events. All of the composers and performers whose common efforts the Symp osium possible.

++++++++

made

Symposium of Contemporary American Music, 1953  

Presented by the Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music, March 31-April 1, 1953. Featured guests were composers Dr. Anthony Donato and...

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