ZEITGEIST: GEORGE CRUMB AT 90

October 10, 2019 - 8:00pm - October 12, 2019 - 8:00pm
Annenberg Center, Harold Prince Theater, 3680 Walnut Street

 

ZEITGEIST: GEORGE CRUMB AT 90

 

October 10 To 12, 2019

 

Bowerbird, the University of Pennsylvania Department of Music, and the Annenberg Center, are pleased to present Zeitgeist: George Crumb at 90, a three concert festival celebrating more than seventy years of music by Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winning composer George Crumb. Crumb’s music often juxtaposes contrasting musical styles, ranging from music of the western art-music tradition, to hymns and folk music, to non-Western musics. Many of Crumb’s works include programmatic, symbolic, mystical and theatrical elements, which are often reflected in his beautiful and meticulously notated scores. A shy, yet warmly eloquent personality, Crumb retired from his teaching position at the University of Pennsylvania after more than thirty years of service. Honored by numerous institutions with honorary Doctorates, and the recipient of dozens of awards and prizes, Crumb makes his home just outside of Philadelphia, in the same house where he and his wife of more than sixty years raised their three children.

 

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NIGHT 3

 

Credit Photo Sarah Shatz.