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A Recital of American Music

Dagenais lays over a green lounge sofa hugging the arm and gazing off into the distance facing the right. The light green sofa is in the middle of a grassy area with bushes and flowers in the fore and background. She is wearing a colorful dress with her violin sitting upright on the back of the sofa behind her.
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Dagenais Smiley, violin and UC Davis lecturer in music
with John Cozza, piano

Program

Amy Beach: Romance for Violin and Piano

Aaron Copland: Four Piano Blues​​​​​​​​

Samuel Barber: Canzone for Violin and Piano​​​​​​​​

George Gershwin: Summertime / A Woman Is a Sometime Thing

Copland: Sonata for Violin and Piano

Gershwin: It Ain’t Necessarily So

About the Program

This recital features 20th-century American music, with transcriptions by famed Russian-Lithuanian-American violinist Jascha Heifetz, from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, as well as Samuel Barber’s own transcription of the second movement of his Piano Concerto.

a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Free

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A native of Northern California, Dagenais Smiley earned her bachelor of music degree at the Oberlin Conservatory as a student of Milan Vitek and her master’s degree from USC under the instruction of Kathleen Winkler. She is proud to have worked under such notable conductors as Leon Fleisher, David Zinman, Robert Spano, Michael Tilson Thomas, and John Williams. She has participated in master classes given by Yuval Yaron, Kathleen Winkler, Alexander Barantschik, Fritz Gearhart, the Calder Quartet, and Glenn Dicterow.

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA

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