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THE MUSICAL OFFERING
46th Season - Emigrés and Mentors
Sundin Music Hall | Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
APRIL 23, 2017 | 3:00 PM
Suite op. 157b for violin, clarinet and piano
Aires Tropicales for wind quintet
original version for 13 instruments
The program features the Émigrés and Mentors who shaped American music, from the quintessential American sound of Aaron Copland, to the jazzy Parisian-American sound of Darius Milhaud, to the Caribbean harmonies and rhythms of Paquito D'Rivera. Copland's Appalachian Spring (performed in the original instrumentation for 13 players) is one of the most beautiful tributes to the American spirit ever created. Darius Milhaud, mentor of modern American music and teacher to jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, melded his Parisian style with jazz and Brazilian music. Paquito D'Rivera brought his native Cuban music to the United States where he fused it with jazz, rock, and classical styles. The cultural exchange highlighted in our season finale made American music what it is today.
GETTING THERE AND PARKING: Sundin Music Hall is located at 1531 Hewitt Avenue on the campus of Hamline University in Saint Paul. Free parking is available one half-block east and NiceRide bikes are available nearby. The Hamline campus is a stop on the new A Line rapid bus route, and is located just blocks north of the Metro Transit Green Line. The hall features curbless entry feet from the door and is accessible for all who wish to hear our music.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.