New York City Through the Music of Aaron Copland
Saturday, April 14, 2012
FREE and open to the public.
On Saturday, April 14 at 3 pm, saxophonist and composer Christopher Brellochs and the QUIET CITY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE present a discussion and performance celebrating the impact of New York City on the art of music.
The performance features Brellochs' new adaptation of Aaron Copland's Quiet City; originally written in 1939, this piece was incidental music to a play set in New York City by playwright Irwin Shaw. Although Quiet City was adapted in 1940 and became an orchestral favorite, the original manuscript was largely forgotten until recently rediscovered by Brellochs. He adapted the score, using the original instrumentation and restoring musical themes that hadn't been heard in over 70 years.
At this performance, Brellochs and his colleagues will discuss historical and personal connections to New York and this music.
Who: QUIET CITY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
What: NYC and the Music of Aaron Copland
Where: Dutchess Community College, Dutchess Hall, Ritz Lounge
When: Saturday, April 14, 3 pm
Reception: Reception during the pre-concert discussion.
More information: Visit www.ChristopherBrellochs.com
***The campus Art Gallery opens at 10am and will have an exhibit on New York and there will be a lecture at 1:30pm.