A Recital of American Music
Dagenais Smiley, violin and UC Davis
lecturer in music
with John Cozza, piano
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
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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.