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“Waging Peace: Music in Time of War”
April 14-17, 2005



CUA Presents World Premiere of New

Work by 19 Local Composers


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America presents “Waging Peace: Music in Time of War,” as its Third Annual President’s Concert  — the highlight of the university’s performance calendar — in a four-part series beginning Thursday, April 14, and continuing through Sunday, April 17. 


WHAT:             Third Annual President’s Concert, Part III: Dialogues


WHEN:             7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 16


WHERE:           The Catholic University of America

                        Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room

                        620 Michigan Ave., N.E.

                        Washington, D.C.         


DETAILS:         A variety of chamber musicians will perform the world premiere “Songs of the Forgotten War,” a new work by 19 local composers, as part of the third evening of “Waging Peace: Music in Time of War,” a concert in four parts. CUA’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music commissioned “Songs of the Forgotten War” as a collaborative work by 19 local composers, who each composed one minute of music to honor each of the 19 bronze statues at the Korean War Memorial.


Other works to be performed as part of the Dialogues program include:

Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Trio in E minor, Opus 67,” by The Rome Trio, featuring Marilyn Neeley on piano, Jody Gatwood on violin and Robert Newkirk on ‘cello. Ivo Kaltchev will perform “Piano Sonata No. 7” by Viktor Ullmann, and baritone Stephen Gaertner will perform “War Scenes,” Ned Rorem’s musical cycle of Walt Whitman’s poems about the Civil War.


Tickets prices are $25, $15 and $10. For more information or to buy tickets, call 202-319-5416.


In addition to the four-part concert, music school faculty members have organized a President’s Symposia to accompany the “Waging Peace” performances. Films, lectures, roundtable discussions and chamber music performances will be held at CUA from April 11 through April 16. For a complete listing of concert and symposia information, visit: http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceOnlineResources.htm.






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