Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bosque Chamber Music Society Concert: William Grant Still's Miniatures Sept. 21, 3:00 PM

[Oregon Festival of American Music Presents William Grant Still; Oregon String Quartet; Victor Steinhardt, piano; Fritz Gearhart, violin; Koch 3 7546 2H1 (2002)] 

September 21, 2008, 3:00 p.m.
This concert features the music of three American composers whose diverse ethnicities help create a musical experience reflective of the American Melting Pot. Experience the mysteries of the universe with Armenian-American Alan Hohaness; explore a colorful collage of cultures with African-American William Grant Still; and travel on a wistful journey to the land of the Animal People with Native-American Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate.
Saturn for soprano, clarinet and piano by Alan Hovhaness
Miniatures for oboe, flute and piano by William Grant Still
Spirit Chief Names the Animal People for flute, bass clarinet, bassoon, narrator and piano by Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate 
Performers: Leslie Umphrey, soprano; Cathy Hawthorne, flute; Rebecca Ray, oboe; Loretta Krein, clarinet; Icel Kendrick, bassoon; Martha Hanson, piano
Address: Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church, North Valley / Los Ranchos / Corrales.”
Website:  [The African American composer, oboist, arranger and conductor William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, and his sheet music and recordings are available from]

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