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College to host free modern classical music concert

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 3:30pm

Nonprofit recital series Sunday at Central will present a free concert titled “Appalachian Spring Revisited: The Copland/Vine Project—at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in the South Gym at Antioch College.

With financial support from The Johnstone Fund for New Music, Sunday at Central will offer an hour-long program that includes Aaron Copland’s beloved modern work Appalachian Spring, in its original orchestration for 13 instruments, and the world premiere of a composition for the same ensemble of instruments by Seattle-based composer Anthony Vine. Both pieces will be performed by premier Columbus musicians and conducted by Olev Viro.

The Pulitzer-Prize-winning Appalachian Spring premiered in 1944. Vine’s new work draws inspiration from Copland’s original score and from his current state as a news media junkie, and offers short bursts of musical fragments indicative of our over-saturated news landscape.

Musicians in the ensemble include Brett Allen (viola); Luis Biava (cello); Jean Etienne-Lederer (bass); Robert Firdman (violin); Randy Hester (flute); Robert Jones (clarinet); Mariko Kaneda (piano); Mark Kosmala (cello); Kenichiro Matsuda (viola); David Niwa (violin); Mary Jean Petrucci (violin); Jonquil Thoms (violin); and Christopher Weait (bassoon).

Donations to Sunday at Central will be graciously accepted.

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