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Music in the Anthropocene – A Panel Discussion

Free Event

Thursday, October 6, 2016 – 5:00 PM

Visual Arts Center, Washington Pavilion


This is a free event. Please RSVP to the Assistant Director of Development at (605) 335-7933 ext. 15.

Panel: John Luther Adams, Delta David Gier, Randell Beck, and Norman Bliss

Join SDSO Music Director Delta David Gier and Pulitzer Board President Randell Beck for a panel discussion with John Luther Adams, about his prize-winning orchestral work Become Ocean and the environmental changes that inspired it. Norman Bliss, Principal Scientist with ASRC Federal InuTeq, will also join the panel. An environmental activist as well as composer, Adams will discuss his work, his passion for the environment, as well as the inspiration for Become Ocean, to be performed by the SDSO on their opening program October 8th.

The panel will be held in the Washington Pavilion’s Visual Arts Center amongst Steve Bormes’ exhibit “Deep Sea Imaginarium,” the perfect location for this poignant discussion!

Light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

For a look back at the Pulitzer Prize and its history with musical compositions, read the South Dakota Humanities Council‘s article, “Prizing the Pulitzer: History, celebration, and the outliers.”

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