The Connecting Vine: Legacy of Nadia Boulanger

3:00pm Saturday may 18th, 2019

Strings of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra
Chris Whittaker, Conductor
Philip Lasser, Composer/Guest Lecturer

In collaboration with Suite Française and Dr. Philip Lasser, we present a special salon lecture-concert on the profound and lasting influence of one of the greatest musical pedagogues of the 20th century, Nadia Boulanger. The Strings of WHCO will take you inside works by Bach, Ravel, David Diamond, Virgil Thomson, and more.

Free! Young listeners welcome.

Bach (arr. Lasser):
Prelude and Fugue in C minor, WTC Book 1, No. 2 BWV 847
Ravel: String Quartet in F major, II. Assez vif
Virgil Thomson: Cantabile (Portrait of Nicolas de Chatelin)
David Diamond:
Rounds for String Orchestra, I. Allegro molto vivace
Annika Sokolofsky: Hush, II. As if we could kill time without injuring eternity
Chris Whittaker: Lullaby for Strings
Philip Lasser: Manchester Miniature

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Our season is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

UMEZ enhances the economic vitality of all communities in Upper Manhattan through job creation, corporate alliances, strategic investments, and small business assistance.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.

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Concert Location:

Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 West 181st Street
New York, NY, 10033

The program will last approximately 1.5 hours

With generous support from: