Welcome to the CAPMT 2020 Conference, “CAPMT Connects Online 2020”!
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This session will provide a brief intro to the living American Composer and "Shady Grove." This piece was originally written for a choir at George Washington Middle School in Alexandria, VA. This Folksong was long known in Virginia and may well have been sung in Alexandria when George Washington lived there.
"Shady Grove" also hearkens to Great Britain centuries ago and reflects changes as the song moved south and west in the United States. From the bloody Gothic ballad Matty Groves to a bluegrass fiddle tune, this melody reportedly acquired over 300 verses with many meanings and stories. The most popular ones feature a girl whose name is Shady Grove; sometimes she gets left behind, other times the singer leaves to find her.
Julie and Solmaaz will share its history and perform it!
CAPMT Santa Clara Valley Chapter, Immediate Past-President
Julie Poklewski is Past President of her CAPMT Chapter, serves as Director of Operations for the San Jose International Piano Competition, Founder of Opus11 School of Music in Campbell, CA, and is in demand as a collaborative pianist.
Mezzo-soprano Solmaaz Adeli began her career in Vienna, performing the role of Flora in baroque opera "Il Nascimento dell'Aurora" and has appeared in concert at the Palais Belvedere, Wiener Musikverein, Vienna State Opera, and US Embassy of...