Darius Milhaud Concert (Oakland)
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Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall | Mills College Music Department, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, California, 94613, United States
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The great, influential, and prolific French composer, Darius Milhaud, taught at Mills College from 1940 to 1971. The Mills Music Department presents an annual concert honoring Milhaud’s music in programs including works by related composers. This year’s Darius Milhaud Concert on September 24 focuses on these pieces by Milhaud: Ségoviana, op.366, guitar; Sonatina pastorale, op.383, violin; Sonata, op.437, harp; 4 romances sans paroles, op.129, piano; and is augmented by these works for solo percussion by former Mills faculty composers: Roscoe Mitchell’s Bells for New Orleans; excerpt from Theme Park, by Alvin Curran; Solo for Anthony Cirone, by Lou Harrison; and Epimoric Quiverings by Chris Brown. Performers are pianist Belle Bulwinkle, harpist Jennifer Ellis, violinist Kate Stenberg, guitarist David Tanenbaum, and percussionist William Winant.
Categories: In Person, Live Music