Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Arkansas Studies Institute Orchestra, Arkansas Sounds and the Butler Center Present A William Grant Still Tribute Concert February 26, 2016 at 7 PM

The Arkansas Studies Institute is a partnership of the Central Arkansas Library System and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List by Dr. Dominique-Rene de Lerma.

Florence Beatrice Smith Price (1887-1953) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works Lists by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com.

Eric Meincke writes:

Hello.  My name is Eric Meincke and I am a conductor out of Little Rock, AR.  On February 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM, the Arkansas Studies Institute, Arkansas Sounds, and the Butler Center is hosting a concert honoring the works of William Grant Still of which I am the conductor.  

In addition to Still's music, the music of another prolific African-American composer will be showcased: the music of Florence Price.

Not only will this concert open up a whole new world to an audience who has never experienced this type of music in a live setting before, but it will provide the young musicians performing the music the opportunity to play music that is rarely performed anymore in their context as students.  This is a great opportunity for your organization, music education, and the betterment of embodying Mr. Still's music as it lives within us.

Eric Meincke, Conductor of the Arkansas Studies Institute Orchestra (ASIO)

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