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The George Washington University Department of Music Presents
Yeskel Memorial Concert Series
Stephen Wade, The Beautiful Music All Around Us
October 23, 2013 ~ 7:30 PM
EVENT: As part of the Yeskel Memorial Concert Series, 2013 Grammy nominee, writer, and scholar Stephen Wade, accompanied by veteran multi-instrumentalist Zan McLeod, will present a concert performance of The Beautiful Music All Around Us; a combination of live music, projected images, and spoken narrative that traces Wade’s journey into musical traditions across the American South. Wade’s remarkable research that culminated recently in his award winning book, The Beautiful Music All Around Us, rediscovers the largely unknown players and singers whose performances of traditional songs were captured on early Library of Congress field recordings. His stories of folk tunes, their creators, and the communities from which they spring, speak to the interconnectedness of American lives.
Wade has devoted his long career to the study of American folklife, uniting scholarship and the creative arts. A guitarist and banjoist since childhood, his presentations combine virtuoso musicianship with scholarly substance and storytelling. His book, The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience (University of Illinois Press), has been described in the Wall Street Journal as “a masterpiece of humane scholarship — but one that reads like a detective story.”
WHEN: Wednesday, October 23; 7:30 pm.
WHERE: Jack Morton Auditorium – The George Washington University Campus
805 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
COST: Free & Open to the Public
The Yeskel Memorial Concerts is a concert series bringing national and international artists to the George Washington University campus. Stanely Yeskel Visiting Artists interact with students through master classes, class visits, and guest lectures. Through concert performances and master classes, these Visiting Artists give students insight into the artistry of performance; through visits to classes discussing interpretation and the professional life of the musician, they engage with the scholarly side of our students’ education.
This program is generously supported by Peter Yeskel, a CCAS alumnus and an emeritus member of the Dean’s National Council for Arts and Sciences. Inspired by his father’s love for music, Mr. Yeskel worked with the university’s development office to make a gift of music that honored his father, Stanley Yeskel, who passed away in 2002. Previous performances in the series include Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano; Miranda Cuckson, violin; and Vijay Iyer, jazz piano.