Friday, February 19, 2010

The 'Slow Culture' Movement: Learning To Think Globally, And To Shop For Culture Locally

Tonight, classical musical culture in the Nation's Capital highlights old and new American music by Barber, Copland, Billie Holiday, Griffin, Hovhaness, Malvina Reynolds, Joan Szymko, Patricia Van Ness, and Lera Auerbach:

The ensemble Tapestry at the Library of Congress re-opens the major Festival of American Vocal Music. (FREE)

Composer Lera Auerbach opens the National Symphony Orhestra's "Focus on Russia" program with her work "Requiem for Icarus". As a poet as well as a composer, she also contributes the program notes to the Rachmaninoff and Chaikovsky works also on the program.

Photo credit: Leslie Shows, Two Ways to Organize, 2006; acrylic, charcoal, metal, mud, rust, and collage on panel; Collection SFMOMA, James and Eileen Ludwig Fund Purchase; © Leslie Shows


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