Saturday, July 23, 2011 Pacifica Chamber Orchestra in William Grant Still's 'Danzas de Panama' Sept. 25, Everett, WA

[William Grant Still: La Guiablesse, Danzas de Panama, Quit Dat Fool'nish, Summerland; Alexa Still, Flute; Berliner Symphoniker; Isaiah Jackson, Conductor; Koch 3-7154-2H1 (1993)]

Everett, Washington
Published: Friday, July 22, 2011
“Pacifica Chamber Orchestra season covers Mozart, Copland, Sibelius
The recently formed Pacifica Chamber Orchestra, led by artistic director Fred Chu, has a new season of five concerts filled with works by Mozart, Sibelius and Copland. The season begins in September. Tickets for each performance are $15 and $10. For more information call 425-743-0255 or go online at”

“The new season:
Opening Concert: 3 p.m. Sept. 25, First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett: 'Danzas de Panama,' by William Grant Still; 'Nonet,' by Bohuslav Martinu; 'Decet for Winds, Op. 14,' by George Enescu; 'Suite for strings, Op. 1,' by Carl Nielsen.”

William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, Here is the entry on Danzas de Panama:

“Danzas de Panamà, for string quartet (1948). New York: Southern Music, 1953 (#197-31). 32p. 1. Tamborito; 2. Mejorana y sovacón; 3. Punto; 4. Cumbia y congo. After melodies collected by Elisabeth Waldo. Première: 1948/V/21; Los Angeles County Museum; Waldo Latin-American String Quartet. Duration: 15:00. Library: Library of Congress (also photocopy of manuscript, 57p., 48-39735), Lucks (11515).

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