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Bob Bernard's Corner--The Devil is in the Details

Bob Bernard's Corner--The Devil is in the Details

Igor Stranvinsky's and Wynton Marsallis' Faustian Tales

The music for Igor Stravinsky’s 1917 L’Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier’s Tale) and Wynton Marsalis’ 1998 A Fiddler’s Tale span the 20th century’s ventures into operatic jazz.

 

Saturday, February 15, 2014/Author: Judy Lieb/Number of views (3711)/Comments (0)/
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AALAO Seminar on William Grant Still - February 9, 2014

AALAO Seminar on William Grant Still - February 9, 2014

Lecturer Van Young discussed William Grant Still, the first African American classical composer to conduct a major American orchestra, first to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra, and first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.

African Americans of Los Angeles Opera held a Seminar on February 9th. Lecturer Van Young discussed William Grant Still, the first African American classical composer to conduct a major American orchestra, first to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra, and first to have an opera performed by a major opera company. Young is the President of the Friends of William Grant Still Art Center and strives to help local youth excel in the performance arts. The Seminar included performances of excerpts of operas and other pieces by William Grant Still.

Friday, February 14, 2014/Author: Thomas Lady/Number of views (3100)/Comments (0)/
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What Ever Happened to Bess?

What Ever Happened to Bess?

Duke Ellington's opera, "Queenie Pie"

Duke Ellington wrote his opera "Queenie Pie" to project a more positive depiction of his race in America.

Friday, January 17, 2014/Author: Judy Lieb/Number of views (2660)/Comments (0)/
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New Year's Message From the President

New Year's Message From the President

Kathy Crandall reports on current League activities

Kathy Crandall's report to the membership

Monday, December 23, 2013/Author: William Green/Number of views (2142)/Comments (0)/
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