To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of composer Charles Ives, Music and Dance faculty members will present a celebration of his music on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall.
The program will include “The Unanswered Question”; “Over the Pavements, Scherzo”; “From the Steeples and the Mountains”; “Piano Trio” and a selection of songs. Ives, who was born in Danbury, Conn., often wove into his works American tunes, hymns and patriotic marches familiar to him from his childhood in New England. A music teacher, conductor, organist and founder/manager of an insurance company, Ives managed to find time to compose a large oeuvre of works; his “Symphony #3” won the Pulitzer Prize in 1947. Though his works explore new ways of using rhythm and tonality, they are accessible to all listeners. Performers in the concert are Eric Berlin, trumpet; Marylou Churchill, violin; William Hite, tenor; Christopher Krueger, flute; Estela Olevsky, piano; Laura Rexroth, conductor; Astrid Schween, cello; Nadine Shank, piano; David Sporny, trombone and Nikki Stoia, piano.
Tickets are $10 general public and $5 for students, elders and children under 18 years of age and are available at the Fine Arts Center Box Office (545-2511) or online (see link below).