Friday, May 20, 2011

Claire Detels in 'Great Arkansas Composers: William Grant Still and Florence B. Price' Fayetteville Public Library 2 PM, May 29

[William Grant Still (Photo is the sole property of William Grant Still Music, and is used with permission; Florence B. Price]

Fayetteville Public Library
Fayetteville, Arkansas
The Fayetteville Public Library will host a piano concert celebrating great Arkansas composers on Sunday, May 29, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the library’s Walker Community Room. Claire Detels, University of Arkansas Professor Emerita, will present a piano concert 'Great Arkansas Composers: Florence Price and William Grant Still.'

“Both Price and Still achieved international acclaim as composers of original symphonic music, popular music and chamber music. Price’s arrangement, 'My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord,' was performed by Marian Anderson on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939 – an event recognized as a key moment in civil rights history.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 856.7250.
When: Sunday, May 29, 2011, 2 pm
Where: Walker Community Room
Who: Claire Detels, pianist and UA Professor Emeritus


Prelude: William Grant Still

Three Visions: William Grant Still
Dark Horsemen
Radiant Pinnacle

Seven Traceries: William Grant Still
Cloud Cradles
Mystic Pool
Muted Laughter
Out of the Silence
Woven Silver
Wailing Dawn
A Bit of Wit


Sonata in E Minor: Florence Price

Program made possible through support of the Arkansas Arts Council
[William Grant Still (1895-1978) and Florence Beatrice Smith Price (1887-1953) are profiled at, which features comprehensive Works Lists by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma of Lawrence University Conservatory]

Comment by email:
What a lovely programme! Something like that would go down really well in UK! Regards Mike [Michael S. Wright]

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