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Saint Rose Composers and Façade by Walton

When: Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Season Finale: Saint Rose Camerata presents a new work about Chilean artist Violeta Parra by Emily Pinkerton, Assistant Professor of Music Industry, and a work for voice and guitar by American composer Domenic Argento. The program also includes Façade: An Entertainment by British composer William Walton. The work is a clever and entertaining combination of recited poems by Edith Sitwell and Walton's instrumental music. Saint Rose Camerata will perform selected movements from the collection of over forty poems, which were assembled between 1922 and 1928.


  • Letters from Composers for soprano and guitar by Domenic Argento
  • Selections from Looking for Violeta by Emily Pinkerton (María José Galleguillos, librettist)
  • Façade: An Entertainment by William Walton

Performers: Suna Gunther, soprano; Emily Pinkerton, soprano; Thomas Gunther, reciter, baritone; Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough, flute and piccolo; Paul Evoskevich, saxophone; Jay Stoltzfus, trumpet; Paul Quigley, guitar; Patrick O’Connell, bass; Mark Foster, percussion ; Robert Hansbrough, conductor.

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