2010-11 Season

The Stravinsky Project

The Stravinsky Project

April 8 – 10, 2011
The  Music Center at Strathmore
National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC – Bethesda, MD

Rediscover the music that changed everything, shocking audiences of the early 20th century and continuing to shape the course of the art through the 1960s. In this program you will hear Stravinsky’s searing Les Noces, written for chorus, pianos and percussion and the Russian folk wedding songs that inspired the piece; his explosive Concerto for Piano and Winds and Symphonies for Wind Instruments, which inaugurated his neo-classical period.

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Sublime Confluence: The Music of Lou Harrison

Sublime Confluence:
The Music of Lou Harrison

February 26 – March 6, 2011
The George Washington University
National Gallery of Art
Embassy of Indonesia
Washington, DC

Lou Harrison (1917-2003) is a great California composer whose music is little heard in the Eastern United States. Drawing on the fragrant poetry of Indonesian gamelan music, he achieved a serene synthesis of Western and Eastern modes.

In collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy, the Film Division of the National Gallery of Art, The George Washington University, and Wesleyan University. This festival is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

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The Gershwin Project

The Gershwin Project

September 21 – 24, 2010
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

No other American composer straddles as many musical worlds. In the realm of popular song and jazz, Gershwin’s genius has long been celebrated. In the world of classical music, he was long marginalized as a “pops” composer —but no longer. PostClassical Ensemble explores “interpreting Gershwin” —the man and the music.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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The Getty Foundation
WETA
The Washington Ballet
Washington National Cathedral
WWFM The Classical Network
Edlavitch DCJCC
American University
Artmentor Foundation
Marpat
AHMSA
Artworks
Cafritz
DCCAH
Dallas
Graham Holdings
Washington Performing Arts
Georgetown DPA
Georgetown
Indonesian Embassy
national gallery