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This program is inspired by our city and the geography that has influenced this region of the world. The “Mighty Mississippi” and the “Big Muddy” Missouri rivers join in a confluence just to the north of modern day St. Louis, creating a historic meeting and trading community sharing cultures and ideas. Celebrating this spirit, the music in this program melds equally rich ideas coming together to shape a new sound.
William Grant Still combines sounds from Africa with the European classical tradition to create music uniquely American in Ennanga. St. Louis composer Kim Portnoy playfully manipulates the tunefulness of musical theater into a traditional violin sonata in From an Imaginary Musical. Martinů, decades earlier, successfully blends jazz with his Bohemian roots in Chamber Music No. 1. Missouri native, Shelley Washington brings us all closer to home in her string quartet, Middleground.
William Grant Still Ennanga
Kim Portnoy From an Imaginary Musical
Shelley Washington Middleground
Bohuslav Martinů Chamber Music No 1
Kyle Lombard, violin
Jane Price, violin
Laura Reycraft, viola
Marta Simiditchieva, cello
Dana Hotle, clarinet
Megan Stout, harp
Johanna Ballou, piano
The 560 Music Center provides a safe environment to enjoy live music.
COVID protocols of Washington University will be followed including showing proof of vaccination or negative COVID test, health screening, masking and reduced audience capacity in a large space for social distancing. Tickets sold through Washington University.
All attendees are required to complete the health screener within 4 hours of their arrival to campus and be prepared to show the “Cleared for Campus” result to the event staff upon entry. All attendees must wear a mask at all times while indoors.