Jennifer Sacher Wiley, violin & Jaime Namminga, piano
Saturday, August 29, 2020, 7:00 pm
archived here!

People and Places

Fantasie No. 1 by Florence Price (1887-1953)
• Lived in Little Rock, AR and Chicago, IL
• First African American woman to have a work performed by a major US Orchestra (Chicago Symphony)
• Daughter of a dentist & teacher/entrepreneur/business associate
• 14-year-old Valedictorian of HS class
Sonata No. 2 by Charles Ives (1874-1954)
• Lived in Danbury, CT and New York City
• Sold Life Insurance to for occupation so his family wouldn't "starve on dissonances"
• Won Pulitzer Price for Symphony No. 3 in 1947 but gave away prize money
• son of band director
"Seasonal Drama", arranged by
Jaime Namminga (b. 1983)
• Premiere performance!
• Musical Theatre Medley of seven excerpts 
• Each makes reference to a season
• a little bit of every style, from ballad to waltz to pop
• listen for the returning motives in final 20 measures!
"Le Grand Tango" by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
• Lived in Mar del Piata, Argentina, New York City, Paris,  Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Milan, Italy
• son of Italian immigrants, father was sailor & ship builder
• Toured the globe as a bandoneón player, composer, and chamber musician
Applause Crowd Cheering sound effect
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Jennifer Sacher Wiley

Violinist • Conductor • Teacher

Susquehanna University,

514 University Ave, Selinsgrove, PA  17870