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Music by Carleton Macy Concert March 2 - A gift to the Macalester and Twin Cities communities from the Macys

February 25, 2014

CATEGORY: College News

St. Paul, Minn. - The Music by Carleton Macy Concert will feature six premieres, two of which have been composed especially for this concert. Laura Nichols, mezzo, Mary Budd Horozaniecki, violin, and Christine Dahl, piano, will premiere “Road Songs” with texts by Walt Whitman and Robert Frost.  “November,” a single-movement work which is the ninth and last in the composer’s series of “Prairie Trios” will be premiered by Mary Horozaniecki, Pat O’Keefe, clarinet, and John Jensen, piano.

The program will also include music composed for the Minnesota Chinese Music Ensemble (Deep Water, and Bird Over Water), a string quartet (Lamentations), solo piano pieces, a duo for flute and clarinet (Shades of Green), a duo for recorder and harp (Modi), and Prairie Trio #7 (El Dia de los Muertos) for flute, clarinet, and piano.

Julia Macy photographs will also be exhibited in the lobby of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center.  This concert and exhibition are the Macys’ parting gift to the Macalester and Twin Cities communities.  Macalester’s own Generation Gap will play during a reception following the concert. 

The concert begins at 4 p.m., in the Mairs Concert Hall, Music Building, 
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn.  It’s free and open to the public.  For more information, contact macy@macalester.edu.

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