Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Calico Winds Perform Works of William Grant Still and Scott Joplin at L.A. Public Library

[ABOVE: Scott Joplin  BELOW: Africa: Piano Music of William Grant Still; Denver Oldham, piano; Koch International Classics 3-7084-2H1]

John Malveaux of writes:

The Calico Winds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn) presented a program of American Music saluting the creation of the United States Constitution on July 21, 2012 at Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium. The program included three movements of FOLK SUITE No. 4 by William Grant Still, arr. Adam Lesnick and MAPLE LEAF RAG by Scott Joplin, arr. Arthur Frackenpohl.

The quintet's musicians perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Fresno Philharmonic, Long Beach Symphony and the Pasadena Symphony. Program is free and sponsored by California Reads. 

[Scott Joplin (c. 1867-1917) and William Grant Still (1895-1978) are profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List for William Grant Still by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,]

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