Gildenhorn Recital Hall at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, Maryland 20742

American concert music arrived on the world stage in the twentieth century with composers of widely different philosophies asking the same questions: “What should American music sound like and, as a modern American, what should my music sound like?”

Faculty artists Evelyn Elsing, Bradford Gowen, David Jones and Linda Mabbs present some of the most inventive answers to these questions, from the folk, blues and jazz influences in works by Foss, Loomis and Troyer to the exuberant experimentation of Cowell and Nancarrow. Anchoring the program are Griffes’s brilliant and emotional Sonata and a work of “pure Copland,” his rarely played Sextet.

Official Website:

Added by Clarice Smith Center on September 23, 2009