Violinist William Harvey is on a year long exploration of the question “What is American Culture?” Fronting a string quartet of Dallas Symphony members, William is joined by his brother, cellist Theodore Harvey, violinist Miika Greg an
Violinist William Harvey is on a year long exploration of the question “What is American Culture?” Fronting a string quartet of Dallas Symphony members, William is joined by his brother, cellist Theodore Harvey, violinist Miika Greg and violist Emily Williams in a program of American composers.
What is American culture? This project encourages YOU to answer that question!
To catalyze reflection on this important question,violinist William Harvey will visit all 50 states in the USA–one week per state–in a collaborative, educational, and participatory quest to highlight the many strands that combine to form the American cultural tapestry. In each state, he will perform, interview people about what American culture means to them, and conduct workshops designed to encourage reflection on the topic.
See William play Paganini Caprice #5 on the subway...
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“What is American culture?”
An interrogatory concert
Presented by Open Classical
Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts in Dallas, TX
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 3PM
William Harvey and Miika Gregg, violins
Emily Williams, viola
Theodore Harvey, cello
Quartet by Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Pastorale by David Baker* (1931-2016)
Out of the Past-acaglia (2015) by Michael Schelle* (1950- )
Quartet No. 5 (1991) by Philip Glass (1937- )
This program is part of the Texas week of Cultures in Harmony’s 1-state-per-week exploratory and participatory project, “What is American culture?”
For more information: www.culturesinharmony.org/americanculture
Post your own definition of American culture on social media with the hashtag #americancultureis
*Performances of music by composers from Indiana during the project are underwritten by the Lilly Endowment in celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial.