Days of Performing Arts
NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—The , beginning Thursday, March 1, is a festival
of festivals in which remarkable connections abound.
For example, the
collaboration between the Smith College Museum of Art exhibition,
Debussy's Paris: Art, Music and Sounds
of the City and the
music department's two-day exploration, "The Music of Debussy,"
is a festival in itself.
Explorations of Irish culture
are present in both the music of Donna Hébert's
Mist Covered Mountains and in playwright Deirdre Kinahan's
Gregory W. Brown's electro-acoustic
music features several works that are based on poetry and
language, including texts by Yeats and Beckett. The poetry
and life of William Matthews were both deeply linked to music.
In our composer-curator concert, Melinda Wagner presents
her own music along with the Ravel Piano Trio, another connection
The SmithArtsFest connects
the past to the present and the future—from Debussy's Paris
to Ravel to Melinda Wagner, and on to our presentation of
Kivie Cahn-Lipman's cello recital of young composer's works.
Most SmithArtsFest events are
free and open to the public; for details.
The SmithArtsFest is coordinated
|• Joel Pitchon,
festival coordinator, and associate professor of violin
and chamber music
• Gregory Brown, assistant coordinator, and director
of choral activities and lecturer, music
• Heather Kuhn, festival administrator, and event scheduler,
music dept.Printed Publicity Materials Events Coordinator,
Smith College Music Dept.