October 31, 90
Vol. 06 , No. 04
Election Night Americana Festival
MICHAEL DEANE LAMKIN, conductor, Claremont Concert Choir
GWENDOLYN LYTLE, soprano
PAUL BISHOP, piano
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1990
To celebrate the 1990 elections, the Athenaeum hosts an evening of music from a variety of American traditions. Folk songs that reflect 19th-century life in the Southriver songs and African- American spirituals and music from the settling of the West will be performed by the 85-voice Concert Choir, consisting of students from CMC, HMC, Scripps, and Pitzer, under the direction of Michael Lamkin.
Songs chosen for this evening's performance are composed and arranged by Aaron Copland, William Grant Still, William Dawson, Stephen Foster, Roger Wagner, and Jean Berger.
Director of the music program of the four colleges since 1977, Dr. Lamkin is also associate conductor of the Classical Music Seminar-Festival held annually in Eisenstadt, Austria, during August. Special guest soloist is Gwendolyn Lytle, soprano, of the Pomona College music faculty. Pianist Paul Bishop of the joint music staff accompanies the singers.
Be sure to vote before joining these young musicians at 5:30 reception, a 100 percent American dinner at 6:00 and the 7:00 program.