Monthly Archives: September 2011

Bela Fleck's Banjo Concerto Premiers 9/22/2011

I just heard that tonight Bela Fleck’s banjo concerto premiers and is being shown in a free and live webcast. The piece is called Béla Fleck’s Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra.  Also being aired tonight are Copland’s Appalachian Spring and … Continue reading

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Highlights of the McConnell Library Appalachian Music Collection- World Turning

When I was much younger than I am now, I came across a print of a painting that really spoke to me.  It was a painting by Henry Tanner of an old African-American man in a rustic cabin.  In his … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Bill Monroe!

Today would mark Bill Monroe’s 100th birthday.   He did a lot for music in his lifetime (which stretched from September 13, 1911 to September 9, 1996) by inventing what he called Bluegrass Music and by teaching it to so many … Continue reading

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