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Paul Bowles Centennial: Concert #3

Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 7:00pm
Music Center Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz
Presented by: 
Arts Division
Music Dept


Concert #3: The Unknown Bowles

Bowles Chamber Concert (Dizikes Music Event)


Ariose Vocal Ensemble – Michael McGushin, conductor

Tornado Blues for chorus and piano (West Coast premiere)

Two choral settings of Bowles songs (arr. McGushin)

Sonata for Oboe and Clarinet

Suite of American Folk Song settings for voice, piano, oboe and clarinet (arr. Herrmann) featuring Sheila Willey, soprano

Two Songs from the Sierras

Spoken word: readings from letters of Paul Bowles and from Paul Bowles by his Friends



"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 10:30 am.

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.