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Faculty & Friends: Susan Olenwine & Doug Walter
January 5, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Tuesday, January 5, 7:30 PM
That rare exotic beast, the vibraphone-piano classical-music duo, often chirps and sometimes roars but aspires to a songbird’s mellifluous air. Both instruments use hammers to strike vibrating objects that stoutly resonate. When the balance and overtones line up, the music blends them into one regal mega-vibra-piano: a new and scintillating instrument. These works, composed for flute and keyboard, escort us thru the elegant courtly manners of Mozart, raucous folk dances of Bartók, cleverly woven and intimate melodies of Bach, lush and soothing harmony of Enesco, ending with George Gershwin’s jazzy pizzazz. A special moment on the program is the vibraphone solo, The Healing Hymn, composed by Denver’s eminent jazz composer Jeff Jenkins for a friend facing hard times.May its comely grace nourish us in this time of isolation!
Béla Bartók, Vieilles danses
Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata in A Major, BWV 1032
Georges Enesco, Cantabile et Presto
Jeff Jenkins, The Healing Hymn — Improvisation
George Gershwin, Three Preludes