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The CU West African Highlife Ensemble held its 10th Anniversary Celebration April 17, 2010 at Macky. CUWAHE commemorated this milestone by combining traditional and contemporary in one concert which brought African music to audiences of all ages and walks of life. Joining in the anniversary celebraton were a delegation of chiefs and queenmothers from the Asante Kingdom of Ghana who shared their vibrant musical traditions.
Alumni composer Greg Simon’s Rant (2009) performed on the Pendulum Series at the University of Colorado on October 14, 2009. Andrew Stonerock, soprano saxophone. Neal Postma, alto saxophone. Christopher Maddox, tenor saxophone. Sterling Steffen, baritone saxophone.
Associate Professor of Piano David Korevaar performs two of Liszt’s Swiss pieces: Eglogue and Mal du pays. The first is an evocation of spring (a nice relief after the Vallée d’Obermann); the second, based on a Ranz des vaches that Liszt evidently liked well enough to recycle many years later in his famous Nuages Gris, is filled with nostalgia and longing. Recorded live at the University of Colorado, January 26, 2010.
Giovanni Gabrieli’s Sonata pian e forte arranged by William Waterhouse performed in Grusin Music Hall
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