Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
Following our annual meeting at 6 p.m., Leslie Amper will present a lecture/piano recital with images and historical recordings of the performance and educational activities of the Depression-era Federal Music Project. Her program is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.
Recordings will include live performances of newly composed piano music, which were among over 6,000 new American works written during that time of economic hardship.
Featured composers will include Florence Price, William Grant Still, Roger Sessions, Ruth Crawford and Aaron Copeland.
Amper’s engaging and informative program clearly shows the vibrant contribution the Federal Music Project made to peoples’ lives all over the United States during the Great Depression.
Those who are familiar with the New Hampshire Music Festival’s summer programs will recognize Leslie Amper as a longtime member of the Festival orchestra.
The event, co-sponsored by the Laconia Historical and Museum Society and Taylor Community, is free and open to the public. The public is welcome to attend both the LHMS annual meeting and Amper’s program.
Leslie Amper, pianist