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‘The Music of George Crumb' concert Nov. 6 at WVU

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A concert celebrating the music of West Virginia composer George Crumb will be at the West Virginia UniversityCreative Arts Center 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). The event is free and open to the public.

Performers include Crumb's daughter, soprano Ann Crumb, along with baritone Patrick Mason and members of Orchestra 2001 of Philadelphia, including Director James Freeman, Marcantonio Barone, piano, and percussionists William Kerrigan, David Nelson, Brenda Weckerly and Greg Giannascoli.

The concert features songs from Crumb's "Voices from the Heartland" (American Songbook VII, 2010), including "A Cycle of Hymns, Spirituals, Folksongs, and American Indian Chants."

Songs include "Softly and Tenderly," "Ghost Dance" (Pawnee Tribal Chant), "Lord, Let Me Fly!" "The Kanawha River at Dusk (An Appalachian Nocturne)," "Glory Be to the New-Born King" (a Christmas spiritual), "Come All Ye Fair and Tender Maidens" and "On top of Old Smoky" (The War of the Sexes), "Beulah Land," "Old Blue," and "Song of the Earth" (Navajo Tribal Chants).

Crumb has received many honors, including the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his "Echoes of Time and the River" and in 2001 a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Composition for his "Star-Child." Crumb is currently Walter H. Annenberg Professor Emeritus in Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania.

For information on the event, contact the College of Creative Arts at 304-293-4359.