Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The City Wire: Judith Anne Still in 'Equality Achieved Through Music Friday, April 15' in Fort Smith, Arkansas

[Judith Anne Still]

The City Wire
Fort Smith Region
Sandi Sanders's blog
Submitted by Sandi Sanders on Tue, 04/12/2011 - 11:34am.
“In conjunction with Saturday’s Fort Smith Symphony concert of the music by William Grant Still, America’s foremost African-American composer, the Fort Smith Symphony will present a special educational forum on Equality Achieved Through Music Friday, April 15. The presenter will be Judith Anne Still, daughter of the composer. Ms. Still is an educator and author, and serves as director of the William Grant Still Music Library. The forum, which will be at the Windsor Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., is free of charge and will include a brown bag luncheon with drinks and cookies provided. Complimentary tickets to Saturday’s concert will be provided to those attending the forum.

“Judith Anne Still has lectured widely in the U.S. and has made presentations in over 200 educational institutions.” “Still’s music is an outstanding mix of traditional symphonic style and the Blues. His music is genuinely American in flavor, along the lines of Aaron Copland and George Gershwin. Ms. Still will serve as host for the Saturday evening concert.” [William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, where a complete Works Lists by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma is featured.]

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