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Paul Bowles Centennial: Concert #2

Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 1:30am
Music Center Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz
Presented by: 
Arts Division
Music Dept


Concert #2: A Musical Portrait


Brian Staufenbiel, Patrice Maginnis – voice

Michael McGushin, Irene Herrmann – piano

John Dizikes (prof. emeritus American Studies) – spoken word


Two-Piano Sonata

Mexican Dances for Two Pianos

Blue Mountain Ballads

Two Gertrude Stein Songs (West Coast premiere)

Songs with Texts by Jane Bowles, Paul Bowles

Cuatro Canciones de Garcia Lorca

Selected Readings from Paul Bowles texts (John Dizikes, reader)



"Paul Bowles at 100: A Celebration of Multi-Artistry" features three hour-long concerts marking the centennial of composer Paul Bowles' (1910-1999). Each concert presents West Coast premieres from Bowles' outstanding but little-known contribution to the American art music scene at mid-century and exhibits different aspects of his diverse musical creativity.



Free admission. Doors open at 5:00 pm.

Seating is first-come, first-served.


Presented by the NEA, Institute for Humanities Research, Porter College, Cowell College, UCSC Music Department, Office of Research, Division of the Arts, and the Division of Graduate Studies.