Eighty And Ninety: Stuart Dempster And Bill Smith

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Eighty And Ninety: Stuart Dempster And Bill Smith
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UW Music celebrates a half-century of collaborative music-making by two of its most-beloved faculty all-stars: Stuart Dempster and William O. “Bill” Smith, turning 80 and 90, respectively, in 2016.

Antiphony (ca. 1975) by William O. Smith for clarinet, percussion, and trombonist with same instrument doubles in balcony. Featured guest performers are to include UW’s percussionist extraordinaire and newly minted Professor Emeritus Tom Collier.

Didjeridervish (1971-72) by Stuart Dempster, whereby Dempster dervishes while performing on the Australian aboriginal didjeridu.

Encounter (1970) by William O. Smith that features a trombone-playing lion and a foxy clarinetist in a video from ca. 1996.

General Speech (1969) by Robert Erickson (1917-1997), for solo trombone, commissioned by Dempster. This performance celebrates Erickson’s centenary.

And various improvisations…

$15 ($10 students/seniors)

More info: https://music.washington.edu/events/2016-10-26/music-today-eighty-and-ninety-stuart-dempster-and-bill-smith
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By: University of Washington School of Music