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Mid-Century Modern

April 25 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Mid-Century Modern


Furniture or architecture might come to mind when one hears the phrase mid-century modern, but the creative style also impacted the music of the time. Inspired by rapid technological advancements and a post-war world, artists in the mid-20th century strove to predict and create the art of the future. Composers like Arnold Schoenberg experimented with new sounds and compositional techniques. At the same time, others like Alan Hovhaness and Samuel Barber returned to styles of the past with new understanding. You’ll likely discover a mid-century work you’ve never heard before on this program for a cappella chorus.

Join us for a Pre-Concert Conversation 1 hour before the concert with Dr. Brad Diamond, tenor!


Two Pieces: Opus 42 (1968) – Samuel Barber

1. Twelfth Night
2. To be Sung on the Water

The Brightness of our Noon (1954) – Alan Hovaness

Carols of Death (1949)– William Schuman
2. The Unknown Region
3. To All, to Each

Ave Verum Corpus (1972) – Imant Raminsh

Weepe O Mine Eyes (1959) – Halsey Stevens

Go, Lovely Rose (1954) – Halsey Stevens

Epitaph for Moonlight (1968) – R. Murray Schafer

I shall pass through this world but once (1959) – Margaret Bonds

Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord (1952) – Undine S. Moore

Resignation – Florence B. Price

Ain’t Got Time to Die (1956) – Hall Johnson

Chichester Mass (1974) – William Albright


April 25
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Category:


Seraphic Fire


Vanderbilt Presbyterian
1225 Piper Blvd.
Naples, FL United States
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