AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2007
FESTIWAL MUZYKI AMERYKANSKIEJ 2007

HOSTED BY
THE KAROL LIPINSKI UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
ORGANIZATOR – AKADEMIA MUZYCZNA
IM. K. LIPINSKIEGO WE WROCLAWIU

WROCLAW, POLAND
NOVEMBER 17-21, 2007

ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
ANNA RUTKOWSKA-SCHOCK (Poland)
JEFFREY JAMES (U.S.)

Read Performer Bios Here

See the Festival Poster Here

Links to individual composers are available by clicking on the performance dates.
For links to American performers, click here.

NOVEMBER 17 MUSIC OF THE MID 20TH CENTURY – OPENING CONCERT – Oratorium Marianum, 7 p.m.
(http://www.uni.wroc.pl/HISTORIA/ORA-PL.HTM – in Polish)

  • William Grant Still – Here's One (1941)
  • Henry Cowell – Sonata (1945) – Hymn, In Fuguing Style, Ballad, Jig, Finale
  • Aaron Copland – Hoe-Down (1942)
         Anastasia Khitruk – violin & Anna Rutkowska-Schock- piano
  • Robert N. Dett – In the Bottoms (1913) – His Song, Honey, Juba Dance
         Haskell Small- piano
  • Benjamin Lees – Silent Voices – piano trio (1998)
         J. Pietrzak-violin, U. Marciniec-cello, H.Furmanowicz-piano
  • Vincent Persichetti – Poems Vol.1 (1939)
         Mirian Conti – piano
  • Samuel Barber – Despite and Still, op.41 (1969)
         1. A Last Song
         2. My Lizard (Wish for a Young Love)
         3. In the Wilderness
         4. Solitary Hotel
         5. Despite and Still
         P.Lykowski – countertenor & A.Rutkowska-Schock – piano
  • Samuel Barber – Cello Sonata (1932)
         L. Grzanka – Urbaniak- cello, G. Kurzynski – piano

Still
 

Cowell
 

Lees
 

Persichetti
 

Barber

NOVEMBER 18GERSHWIN'S WORLD – Theatre Hall of the Academy of Music, 6 p.m.
(http://www.amuz.wroc.pl/index_e.html)

INTRO – Home movies of George Gershwin
Dr. Alicia Zizzo – Speaker

  • Clarence Williams – Organ Grinder Blues (1928)
  • Duke Ellington – A Portrait of Bert Williams (1940)
  • Fats Waller – Ain't Misbehavin' (1929)
  • Zez Confrey – Dizzy Fingers (1923)
         Mirian Conti – piano
  • George Gershwin – An American in Paris (paraphrase) (1928)
         Three-Quarter Blues (1929)
         Concerto in F (1925) – Haskell Small arrangement
         Haskel Small – piano
         Preludes – 10:00 (1926)
         Anastasia Khitruk – violin & Justyna Skoczek – piano
         Rhapsody in Blue (1924)
         Mirian Conti – piano

Williams
 

Ellington
 



Waller
 

Confrey
 

Gershwin

NOVEMBER 19MUSIC OF LATIN AMERICA – – Filharmonia, 7 p.m.

  • George Gershwin – Cuban Overture (1932)
         K. Sokolowska & A. Kozlo – 2 pianos
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos – Fantasia Concertante (1953)
         J. Tatarczyk-clarinet, U. Marciniec- cello, H. Furmanowicz-piano
  • Julian Aguirre – Gato (Argentina)
  • Juan Jose Ramos – Milonga Sureña (Argentina)
  • Rafael Landestoy – Vals de Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
  • Luis Gianneo – Sonatina (Argentina)
         Mirian Conti – piano
  • Agustin Barrios – Mangore: La Catedral
          Vals op.8 nr.4
  • Leo Brouwer – Tarantos
  • F. Bustamante – Misionera
         W. Gromolak – guitar
  • Felix Mata – Silencio (Costa Rica)
  • Marlos Nobre – Ogum de lé (Brazil)
  • Rosa Mercedes de Morales – La Chichera (Peru)
  • O. Lorenzo Fernández – Berceuse da Onda (Brazil)
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos – Nhapôpé (Brazil)
          P. Lykowski – countertenor & A. Rutkowska-Schock – piano
  • Alberto Ginastera – Tres Danzas Argentinas (1937)
         Danza del viejo Boyero
         Danza de la Moza Donosa
         Danza del gaucho matrero
  • Astor Piazzolla – Adios Nonino (1959)
         Hubert Giziewski & Pawel Sulej – 2 accordions

Villa-Lobos
 

Aguirre
 

Landestoy
 

Brouwer
 

Piazzolla

NOVEMBER 19REVELATION – Academy Of Music, 4 p.m.
(http://www.amuz.wroc.pl/index_e.html)

  • Michael Harrison – Revelation for Microtonal Piano (1999-2006)
         Joshua Pierce-piano
    Read Program Notes Here.
 

 
 

 

Harrison
 
 

 
 

NOVEMBER 20MUSIC OF JOHN CAGE – Academy Of Music, 4 p.m
(http://www.amuz.wroc.pl/index_e.html)

  • John Cage – Sonatas and Interludes (1948)
         Joshua Pierce-piano
    Read Program Notes Here.
 

 
 

 

Cage
 
 

 
 

NOVEMBER 20WOMEN COMPOSERS – Oratorium Marianum, 7 p.m.
(http://www.uni.wroc.pl/HISTORIA/ORA-PL.HTM – in Polish)

  • Amy Beach – Dreaming (1892)
         Fireflies (1892)
         Aleksandra Milcarz – piano
  • Beth Anderson – Cat Songs (2001)
         B. Makal – baritone & A. Rutkowska-Schock – piano
  • Judith Lang Zaimont – Piano Trio No.1 – "Russian Summer" (1989)
         A. Ladomirski- violin, M. Misiak – cello, J. Skoczek – piano
  • Rebecca Clarke – Sonata for viola & piano (1919)
         M. Micker & P. Zawadzki
  • Meira Warshauer – Yishakeyni (2003)
         K. Jagiello-soprano, E. Wolenska-flute, J.Skoczek-piano
  • Beth Anderson – String quartet "Pennyroyal Swale" (1985)
         M. Kogut – Slanda and O. Kwiatek – violins, M. Olearczyk – viola, M. Lapka – cello

Beach
 


Anderson
 

Zaimont
 


Clarke
 



Warshauer

NOVEMBER 21MUSIC OF THE END OF THE 20TH & BEGINNING OF THE 21ST CENTURY – FINAL CONCERT – Oratorium Marianum, 7 p.m.
(http://www.uni.wroc.pl/HISTORIA/ORA-PL.HTM)

  • Haskell Small – Lullaby of War for piano and narrator (2007))
         Haskell Small-piano and narration
         12 Snippets (1999)
         J. Krzeszowiec-flute, J. Podsiadlik – clarinet, M. Misiak – cello, H. Small-piano
  • Mark Carlson – Abschied for cello and piano (1993)
         Stanislaw Firlej – cello & Grzegorz Kurzynski – piano
  • Lawrence Dillon – Devotion (1996))
         J. Krzeszowiec-flute, B. Bryla -violin, M. Micker- viola, M. Misiak-cello
  • Dan Locklair – In the Almost Evening – Nocturne for soprano, clarinet & piano (1983)
         K. Jagiello-soprano, J. Bokun -clarinet, K. Kluczewska – piano
  • Mark Carlson – Piano Quartet – Tarantella, Song, Capriccio (1992)
         A.Rutkowska-Schock – piano, B. Bryla – violin, M .Micker – viola, M. Misiak – cello
  • Paul Moravec – Tempest Fantasy (2002)
         B. Bober-violin, J. Podsiadlik-clarinet, M. Misiak-cello, E. Zawadzka -piano

Moravec
 


Small
 


Locklair
 



Dillon
 

Carlson