Open to the Public
The 13th Annual Music+Festival will present the music of George Gershwin, Steve Reich, and William Bolcom, and includes a symposium, three concerts, a presentation, and a film. The festival will feature guest speakers, performers and composer, as well as distinguished faculty and students.
Guest artists are Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone) and Paula Fan (piano).
All events will be online, free admission and open to the public.
Links will be available at music.arizona.edu (one week prior to the events).
From Festival Director Daniel Asia:
“The 2020 Music+Festival: George Gershwin, Steve Reich, and William Bolcom will present the lives and music of these three composers within a rich and broad humanistic framework.
“The festival consists of a film about Gershwin, a symposium providing the historical and artistic context in which the three composers lived and live, as well as what to listen for in this music; three concerts: one chamber music and song, one all-piano, and another all song; and finally and new for our festival format, a presentation by our visiting composer. The festival features faculty members and students of the Fred Fox School of Music, as well as guest artists, scholars, and performers.
“The three composers in this festival have one great commonality: they all, in their own way, bridge the worlds of classical music and vernacular, or popular, music. Barriers are broken down, and the vista of what classical music can be, is vastly widened.”More Info
The Music+Festival is made possible with the support of:
The Apgar Foundation; The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation; The Sarah Scaife Foundation; Subaru of Tucson; Drs. Fran and Tim Orrok; Harvey Motulsky and Lisa Norton; I. Michael and Beth Kasser; Norman and Cassie Rogers; Mesch Clark and Rothschild; HBL CPAs; Jim Click Automotive Group, Classical 90.5 / Arizona Public Media; and the American Culture and Ideas Initiative.