The Lipscomb University Faculty and Friends Series
presents The People United Will Never Be Defeated on April 19 at 8 p.m. in
the Ward Lecture Auditorium, 3901 Granny White Pike, Nashville.
Frederic Rzewski’s set of variations on El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera
Vencido! continues the tradition of massive variation sets for keyboard
begun with Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Just as in Bach’s work, Rzewski holds
the piece together not only with the theme from which the variations spring,
but also with an overriding form which binds the entire set together as
architecture, narrative and metaphor. The work uses a cornucopia of 20th
century styles to symbolize individuals in all their diversity coming
together bit by bit to form a union. The theme on which the variations are
based is by Sergio Ortega, a Chilean composer whose work was part of the
cultural movement inspired by both the formation of the Unidad Popular in
1969 and the leftist coalition under Salvadore Allende’s leadership. Written
three months before Pinochet’s military coup, this song became an anthem for
the Chilean Resistance. Pianist Jerome Reed will demonstrate the unity of
this work with photographs from 20th century historical incidents in which
people united to overcome oppression.
The Lipscomb University Music Department presents
the Early Music Consort in concert April 26 at 8 p.m. in Shamblin Theatre,
located in the Student Center, 3901 Granny White Pike, Nashville.
The theme for the Early Music Consort’s spring performance is
“Glances, Dances and Romances.” The concert will feature a variety of
multicultural music from Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Ireland, England,
Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Egypt, Venezuela, Native Americans and
the Eastern European and Sephardic Jews. Each performer plays instruments
originally used to create a genre of music from the Renaissance period.
Examples of these instruments include recorders, krummhorns, kortholt,
shawm, rackett, pennywhistles, bagpipes, sackbuts, violins, rebec, viola da
gamba, psaltery, guitars, lute, oud, dulcimers, harps, harpsichord and a
wide variety of world percussion.
For more information, contact Dr. Gerald Moore, director of the
Early Music Consort, at 279-5794 or 800-333-4358, ext.5794 or e-mailGerald.Moore@lipscomb.edu.
Both concerts are free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to
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