WFU Celebrates American Music Week

To celebrate American Music Week, Wake Forest University will present two faculty concerts featuring music by American composers.

On Monday, Nov. 2, Wake Forest music faculty will present a recital of American music at 8 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall.

With guest pianist Pamela Howland, Assistant Professor of Music Richard Heard will perform selections from his new compact disc, “Ain’t A That Good News,” a collection of African-American art songs and spirituals. Associate Professor of Music Peter Kairoff will perform selections from his new compact disc of piano music by Horatio Parker, “American Reverie.”

Associate Professor of Music Teresa Radomski will sing four songs by Amy Cheney Beach. Radomski, who will be accompanied on piano by Professor of Music Louis Goldstein, also has a forthcoming compact disc which includes songs by American composer Charles Ives.

Opus 5, a faculty woodwind quintet, will perform selections from Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.” The group includes Instructor of Music Kathryn Levy on flute, and the following adjunct faculty: Steven L. Jones, oboe; Linda Julian, clarinet; Jonathan Julian, bassoon; and Robert Campbell, French horn.

On Thursday, Nov. 5, Goldstein will perform a solo recital featuring “Triadic Memories,” one of American composer Morton Feldman’s rarely heard monumental works. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall.

Preceding the concert, Goldstein will give a 7:30 p.m. lecture about the composition.

Both programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 336-758-5026.

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