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March 27-April 8, 2006
CUA to Present Performances March 31-April 8
in Celebration of American Composerís Music and Legacy
From March 31 to April 8,
All but one of the
performances will be presented at the
Friday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 1, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 2, 1 p.m.
The CUA Musical Theatre Company, under the direction of Jane Pesci-Townsend and N. Thomas Pedersen, will present the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical as the opening performance of the 2006 Presidentís Festival of the Arts.
All Copland Concert
Monday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.
†††††††††††† The CUA Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Kate Tamarkin, will present the concert, featuring four signature pieces: The Red Pony Suite, Appalachian Spring Suite, Old American Songs and A Lincoln Portrait. The concert also will include a presentation by photochoreographer James Westwater.
Church of the Epiphany
13 and G streets, N.W., opposite
All Copland Chamber Music Concert
Tuesday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
The chamber concert will feature performances by CUA musicians and soloists. Selections will include Piano Variations, Vitebsk: Study on a Jewish Theme and Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson. †
New Old American Songs Choral Concert
Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.
†††††††††††† The CUA Chorus, conducted by Leo Nestor, will present a choral concert that will mark the world premiere of New Old American Songs ó new arrangements by 10 regional composers of old American songs inspired by the folk style of Aaron Copland.
Thursday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.
†††††††††††† The CUA Department of Drama and Chamber Music Ensemble will
present a semi-staged reading of Irwin Shawís
Friday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
†††††††††††† The CUA Chamber Music Ensemble will present the chamber version of Aaron Coplandís opera, The Tender Land. Murry Sidlin will conduct.
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