This alumni feature is in celebration of WUSTL MUSIC’s 75th Anniversary.
We frame this program as the joining of musical ideas – as in two rivers combining to make a larger whole. In Ennanga, we hear the influence of the Ugandan harp set into Still’s percussive textures. Kim Portnoy combines elements of jazz, the American musical, and classical idioms. Missouri native Shelley Washington captures her mid-western upbringing in a piece dedicated to her family in Middleground. In his last published work, globetrotting Martinů wields a lifetime of knowledge, using a palette of sounds evoking minimalism and a touch of jazz.
Dana Hotle, clarinet
Kyle Lombard, violin
Jane Price, violin
Laura Reycraft, viola
Marta Simidtchieva, cello
Megan Stout, harp
Johanna Ballou, piano
William Grant Still, Ennanga
Kim Portnoy, From an Imaginary Musical (Alumni Feature)
Shelley Washington, Middleground
Bohuslav Martinů, Chamber Music No 1
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