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Aaron Diehl (piano) and Brandon Patrick George (flute)

Date: Friday, October 14, 7:30 PM

Location: Hadley Stage, Hancher Auditorium

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Two of today’s most exciting musicians come together to explore the rich culture of music, both traditional and classical, by Black American composers. William Grant Still’s Three Songs for Flute and Piano features text by poets Countee Cullen and Verna Arvey. Valerie Coleman’s Wish Sonatine is inspired by poet Fred D’Aguiar’s work and depicts the brutality and tragedy of the Middle Passage. Coleman’s Fanmi Imèn is Haitian Creole for Maya Angelou’s famous work Human Family in which the poet reminds us “we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.”

PROGRAM (subject to change)
William Grant Still: Three Songs for Flute and Piano
Valerie Coleman: Wish Sonatine; Fanmi Imèn
Traditional spirituals arranged by Brandon Patrick George and Aaron Diehl

Alan and Liz Swanson


ADULTS: $28 / $23 / $18
COLLEGE STUDENTS: $22 / $10 / $10
YOUTH: $22 / $10 / $10

Tagged as: pa_recital_attendance

Categorized under: Performance

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Location: Hadley Stage Hancher Auditorium

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