Bill Cotte Lecture Series: Ives, Copland, and Harris


October 25, 2011

The Lyndon State College Lecture and Arts Series will present three evening lectures on “The Musical Voices of 20th Century America,” highlighting the music of composers Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, and many others—in sight and in sound.


The audio-visual lectures will be held on three consecutive Monday evenings, October 31, November 7, and November 14, in the Burke Mountain Room at Lyndon State College, hosted by Bill Cotte of the music faculty at LSC.


Spanning the entire 20th Century, composers such as Ives, Copland, Harris, Howard Hanson, Samuel Barber, and Walter Piston represent the very best of the classical tradition in America, infusing through their unique styles that which, in the best sense of the word, is truly “Americana.” Through sight and sound this series will explore the finest music of these musical pioneers who, like Walt Whitman (whose works inspired many of these composers) heard America singing.


This lecture series is free and open to the public. The programs will begin at 7 p.m. The Burke Mountain Room is located on the top floor of the Samuel Read Hall Library. All are welcome to come share in this great American adventure with us.

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