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American Classical Music

Oct 29, 2022 @ Gloucester UU Church
American Classical Music
Special Event Special Concert

American Classical Music Concert

A Musicians Unleashed Concert

This concert took place on
Saturday, October 29, 2022, 3:00pm, Gloucester UU Church

Featuring works by

  • Anton Dvorak
  • Florence Price
  • William Grant Still
  • Rachel Grimes
  • CAS Concertmaster Scott Moore
  • The Grateful Dead
"We wanted to put together a program of great music that reflects the vast and wide diversity of peoples and cultures that have made up and continue to make up our great country of America."

Our first Musicians Unleashed concert of this 2022-2023 season will feature music made in America.

Florence Price (1887-1953)

Florence Price was an American classical composer, pianist, organist and music teacher. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, she was educated at the New England Conservatory of Music and was active in Chicago from 1927 until her death in 1953. We will hear her Juba from String Quartet No. 2

William Grant Still (1895-1978)

A student at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, William Grant Still Jr. was an American composer of nearly two hundred works, including five symphonies, four ballets, nine operas, more than thirty choral works, plus art songs, chamber music and works for solo instruments. We will hear his Danzas de Panama for string quartet.

Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904)

In 1892, Dvořák moved to the United States and became the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America in New York City. While in the United States, Dvořák wrote his Symphony From the New World. In 1893, He moved to Spillville, Iowa, where he wrote his String Quartet in F major, later nicknamed the American Quartet. We will hear the first movement.

The Program

  • Florence Price Juba from String Quartet No. 2: Scott Moore and Erica Pisaturo, violins; Brandon White, viola; Seth MacLeod, cello
  • Scott Moore Duo selections: Scott Moore and Erica Pisaturo, violins
  • William Grant Still Danzas de Panama: Scott Moore and Erica Pisaturo, violins; Brandon White, viola; Seth MacLeod, cello
  • Grateful Dead Truckin', arr. Minsky: Seth MacLeod, cello
  • Rachel Grimes Egon and Gertie — Violin/Cello version: Scott Moore, violin; Seth MacLeod, cello
  • Scott Moore Fiddle Tunes (solo): Scott Moore, violin
  • Dvorak American Quartet, 1st Mvt: Scott Moore and Erica Pisaturo, violins; Brandon White, viola; Seth MacLeod, cello
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