In the history of classical music there has been a constant expansion of the range expression. From Beethoven’s individualism to Phillip Glass’s minimalism and beyond, each fresh approach challenged listeners to reconsider the expressive potential of classical concert music. Continuing in this tradition of breaking new ground, the American composers featured on tonight’s program include music from a variety of traditions we don’t always hear in the concert hall. These musical expressions help define who we are as a people, and also help us to see ourselves differently.
With beautiful music by Antonin Dvorak, Frederick Tillis, and George Walker, the evening will also feature “Elegy: A Cry From The Grave”, a new string quartet by the brilliant composer Carlos Simon who intentionally brings the relevance of social activism into his works.
Join the Arianna Quartet for an unforgettable evening of stunning American music.
Tickets: General Admission: $10 Students: $5
This event is free to UMSL students, faculty, and staff.
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