"The Quiet One"
Saturday, November 6, 2021 . 7:30pm
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Sunday, November 7, 2021 . 3pm
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Inscape performs three seminal works written between 1946 and 1948 that showcase American creativity in the immediate post-World War II years.
Walter Piston’s Divertimento is imbued with stark harmonies and a rhythmic vitality reminiscent of the industrial might of the mid-century nation. Ulysses Kay’s music was written to accompany The Quiet One, a documentary film that follows the life of a lonely young boy from Harlem who is rejected by his loved ones, but eventually finds acceptance at his private school. Nominated for several Academy Awards, it stands as the first major film score by a Black composer. Written for the great choreographer and dancer Martha Graham, Barber’s original score follows the story of the mythological figure Medea who seeks revenge when her husband leaves her for another woman.
Walter Piston: Divertimento
Ulysses Kay: Suite from The Quiet One
Samuel Barber: Medea
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