University of Victoria School of Music Faculty Concert Series: Poetic License

Sunday, September 15, 2013
Event Title: University of Victoria School of Music Faculty Concert Series: Poetic License
Description:

Arrangements of classical music are not uncommon and date back to the early history of the genre. Alexandra Pohran Dawkins, performance faculty at UVIC, has adapted many works for her instruments, the oboe and English horn. In her upcoming concert, Poetic License, the common model of transcription is taken one step further: selected poetry from the works on the program becomes the text in a final improvisation. Alexandra Pohran Dawkins is joined by soprano Catherine Lewis, pianist Jane Hayes, and actor Jan Wood. The program includes works by Robert Schumann, Julius Rontgen, Clara Schumann, Antonin Dvorak, a portion of Five Preludes for piano by Barbara Pentland, The Gentlest Chord for solo voice by Barbara Monk Feldman, and Plainsong for solo English horn by Tawnie Olson.