We regret to
 announce that we must
 POSTPONE
 this year's Festival
 until 2021, owing to
 the Coronavirus 
 pandemic.
 The program will be the
 same next year,

 to the extent possible.
 The dates and locations

 have not yet
 been determined.





SCHEDULE OF EVENTS​
​   ​​


 Friday, June 5

 1:00 pm

 Palace Theater

 Symposium I


  Redacted Splendor:  
  An Introduction to the Festival
   
       Ellsworth Peterson    
     
“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”: 
  Coming to Terms with the
  Legacies of Florence Beatrice Price
         
        Michael Cooper
 
    
  6:30 pm

 Parish Hall
 Grace Episcopal Church


       Reception for Donors

8:00 pm

 Grace Episcopal Church

 Opening Concert:
 Women Composers in America


  Hai Zheng, cello
  Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano
  Virginia Dupuy, mezzo-soprano
  Catherine Lysinger, piano
  Lara Downes, piano
  Lynn Parr Mock, soprano
  Bruce Cain, baritone
​  Invoke String Quartet

  Women Composers in America

  Secret and Glass Garden
                                   Jennifer Higdon
 
  Dreaming           Amy Cheney Beach
 
  Four Songs                Florence Price

           Song to the Dark Virgin
           Night 
           Sympathy
           Peter, Go Ring dem Bells
 
  Fantasie nègre          
 Florence Price
  Sueño Recurrente  
Angélica Negrón
  Strum                Jessica Montgomery
   
 Music of Samuel Barber  
 
 Four Songs              Samuel Barber 
          
          A Nun Takes the Veil
          The Secrets of the Old

          Sure on this Shining Night
          Nocturne
 
 Dover Beach

 String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 11
           
     Molto Allegro e appassionato
     Molto adagio
     Molto allegro
     
         

     
   
 Saturday, June 6

 10:00 am

 Caldwell-Carvey Foyer
 Southwestern University
    
 Symposium II /Recital
         
   A Morning with Lara Downs
       
 2:00 pm

 Caldwell-Carvey Foyer
 Southwestern University


 Chamber Concert

 Music of Immigrant Composers

 Hai Zheng, cello
 Ian Davidson, oboe
 Lara Downes, piano
 Megan Meisenbach, flute
 Hai Zheng, cello
 Toby Blumenthal, piano
 Kevin Bryant, tenor
 Pamela Rossman, piano
 
 Music of Immigrant Composers 

  Seven Tunes Heard in China
                                              Bright Sheng
        Seasons                  
          The Little Cabbage
          Tibetan Dance

  Upingos                             Carlos Chávez
  Mektá in the Art of Kitá     Halim El-Dabh
  At Dusk, in Shadows        José Serebrier 
  Méditation Hébraïque        Ernest Bloch
 
 Three American Songs
    
  Early in the Morning          Ned Rorem
  The Lamb                            Lee Hoiby
  The Lament of Ian the Proud 
                        Charles Tomlinson Griffes

 Music by William Grant Still

  Summerland
   Incantation and Dance
   Five Miniatures:
        
I Ride an Old Paint
        Adolorido (from Mexico)
        Jesus is a Rock in the Weary Land
        Yaravi (from Peru)
        A Frog Went A-Courtin'
 
     
 Sunday, June 7

 3:15 pm

 Lois Perkins Chapel
 Southwestern University

 Pre-concert Lecture

     Ellsworth Peterson    

 4:00 pm

 Chorale Concert

 Lois Perkins Chapel
 Southwestern University
 
  San Gabriel Chorale
  David Polley, Organ
  Kenny Sheppard, conductor
 
 O magnum mysterium   Jennifer Higdon
   
   Variations on                 Samuel Barber
       a Shape-Note Hymn:

       "Wondrous Love"       

  Three Choruses:            Samuel Barber
       
       Let Down the Bars, O Death
       Heaven-Haven

       Easter Chorale 
 
  African American Traditional Spritituals  
                              Arr. William L. Dawson
 
  Variations on a Folksong: Florence Price   
                "Peter, Go Ring dem Bells"

  Chichester Psalms     Leonard Bernstein
     (with organ, harp and percussion)
                                
           Maestoso ma energico --
              Allegro  molto   
         Andante con moto ma tranquillo --
              Allegro feroce
            Prelude --Sostenuto molto--
              Peacefully  flowing

  Almighty Father          Leonard Bernstein
             (from MASS)

    
   
 Tuesday, June 9

 2:00 pm

 Caldwell-Carvey Foyer
 Southwestern University 

 Symposium III
 
  Into the Light: 
   America’s Women Composers
         Kathryn Mishell
  
  The Music of Jennifer Higdon
         Kirsten Peterson
   
   
 7:00 pm

 Hewlett Room
 Georgetown Public Library

 An Evening of Gershwin
      (a free event)
 
  Jessica Mathaes, violin
  Toby Blumenthal, piano
  Lake Travis High School
            Student String Quartet
  
  Arrangements of Songs 
                    of George Gershwin
                       arr. Jascha Heifetz
   Summertime/
   A Woman is a Sometime Thing
   Bess, You is my Woman Now

   Three Preludes for piano

   String Quartet Arrangements:
   Lullaby

   The Man I Love

  Other Gershwin songs and
     arrangements TBA
        
   (This event is free of charge)
 

 Thursday, June 11

 2:00 pm
 Caldwell-Carvey Foyer
 Southwestern University

    Symposium III

  Introduction to
       Porgy and Bess
        
        Bill Nicholas

  Master Class:
   on Singing Gershwin 
  
        Bruce Cain and students

   (This event is free of charge.)


   
 Friday, June 12

 1:00 pm

 City Lights Theater

 Film Showing:

      Porgy and Bess        

   (This event is free of charge.)

 7:00 pm

 Caldwell-Carvey Foyer

 Chamber Concert

 Hai Zheng, cello
 Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano
 Virginia Dupuy, mezzosoprano
 Catharine Lysinger, piano
 Jessica Mathaes, violin
 Toby Blumenthal, piano
 Lynn Parr Mock, soprano
 Thalea String Quartet

    Rhapsodie for cello
               and piano, Op. 25
          Bertram Lincoln Shapleigh
    
    Three Browning Songs, Op 44
                      Amy Cheney Beach

       Ah, Love, But a Day
        I Send My Love Up to Thee
        The Year’s at the Spring

    Five Improvizations, Op. 148
         Amy Cheney Beach

       Lento molto tranquillo
       Allegretto grazioso
                           e capriccioso
        Allegro con delicatatezza
        Molto lento e tranquillo
        Largo maestososo

    Suite for Violin and Piano
          William Grant Still
      
       African Dancer
       Mother and Child
       Gamin

    Meditation 1 (from MASS)
          Leonard Bernstein

    I Hate Music (Song Cycle)
           Leonard Bernstein
       
        My Name is Barbara
        Jupiter Has Seven Moons
         I Hate Music
         A Big Indian and a Little Indian
         I’m a Person Too

    Piano Trio/Color Through
         Pale Yellow
          Brilliant Blue

  
  Saturday, June 13

 2:00 pm

 
Caldwell-Carvey Foyer
 
 
Southwestern University
    
 
Symposium V 
         
 
“She Has a Mission”:  
    Margaret Bonds and the

    Musical  Poetics of Social
    Justice
       

       
Michael Cooper


 7:00 pm


 Alma Thomas Theater

 Songs, Sonatas & a Premier

 Steven Girko, clarinet
 Toby Blumenthal, piano

 Donnie Ray Albert, bass
 Miguel Campinho, piano
 Michelle Cann, piano
 Adrienne Inglis,
                    American Indian flute
 Hai Zheng, cello
 Alegria Arce, piano
 Catherine Lysinger, piano 
 
 Clarinet Sonata
                            Leonard Bernstein
        
          Grazioso – Un poco più mosso
           Andantino – Vivace e leggiero
                                                            
 Songs of Separation  
                         William Grant Still                                                                                     
       Idolatry
        Poème
        Parted
        If You Should Go
        A Black Pierrot

 Piano Sonata in E minor
                               Florence Price  
       Andante – Allegro
        Andante
        Scherzo

 Mid-Winter Fires
                            Louis W. Ballard

 La Pluma del Aura  
                                   Sam Lipman 
  (Premiere performance) 

 Three Songs, Op. 10     
                               Samuel Barber

 Piano Sonata       Samuel Barber



 Sunday, June 14

 3:15 pm

 Caldwell-Carvey Foyer

      Pre-Concert Lecture  
           Ellsworth Peterson

 4:00 pm

 Alma Thomas Theater

 Orchestra Concert
 Central Texas Philharmonic

 Michelle Cann, piano
 Stefan Sanders, conductor

 Three Dance Episodes from
    "On the Town"

                    Leonard Bernstein 
    The Great Lover
     Lonely Town
     Times Square

 Dances in the Canebrakes
                         Florence Price
    Nimble Feet
    Tropical Noon
    Silk Hat and Walking Cane

 Second Essay for Orchestra
                         Samuel Barber
                       
                         *

 Rhapsody in Blue
                     George Gershwin

 An American in Paris
                      George Gershwin