Date(s) - 07/07/2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mendocino Art Center Main Gallery
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John F. Kennedy: 50th Anniversary Memorial Concert
“Imagination and fantasy, allied with a contemporary musical vocabulary and a solid sense of structure, make Mr. Sydeman’s works unusually fascinating.” – The New York Times
William Jay Sydeman is one of America’s most prolific and inventive composers. In an era in which many of his colleagues have defined their careers through a handful of brief works, he has produced an output whose scope and variety are absolutely unique. His work is a prominent part of late 20th century American music – widely published and frequently performed – but the full extent of his accomplishments will probably not become entirely clear until we are well into the new millennium. At that time, when classical radio stations and mainstream ensembles have exhausted their repertoire of 18th and 19th century music, they will begin to explore our century, and there is no doubt that the rich veins of Mr. Sydeman’s creation will be a much-mined and frequently heard treasure.
Marja Liisa Kay and Jack Leung will perform a selection of Sydeman’s works for voice and piano.
I. Five Short Songs
II. The Fence
III. Who Coverest
The composer will discuss his works and play recordings in this 85th year of his life.
I. Study No. 2 for Orchestra
Performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra on November 22, 1963
II. In Memoriam: John F Kennedy
Commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra | Narrated by E. G. Marshall
$15.00 MAC Members (with valid membership card)
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