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This evening at 8.15 o'clock the Hotel Commander Ball Room will be the scene of a concert of the original compositions of Randall Thompson '20, under the auspices of the Harvard Liberal Club.
The program includes a sonata for pianoforte played by Jesus Maria Sanroma, soloist of the Boston Symphony, and a series of five odes of Horace for mixed chorus by the University Double Quartet and the Wellesley College Choir. The Durrell Quartet will perform the string quartet, "The Wind in the Willows," and the composer at the piano will render his suite for pianoforte.
Mr. Thompson received his musical training at Harvard and under Ernest Bloch. While at Harvard he was awarded the Rome Prize and subsequently spent three years in composition at the American Academy in Rome. He is now professor of Music in Wellesley College and lecturer on Music in Harvard University.
His jazz "Poem" for pianoforte and orchestra was performed last November by the Rochester Philharmonic, while a symphonic prelude, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" was performed this season by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
The full program will be as follows:
I Sonata for Pianoforte
Played by Jesus Maria Sanroma
II String Quartet "The Wind in the Willows" The Durrell Quartet
b. Toad, Esq.
c. The Wild Wood
III Odes of Horace for Mixed Chorus Members of Wellesley College Chorus and the University Double Quartet
1. To Chloe.
2. Dedication of a Pine Tree to Diana
3. To Venus.
4. To Pyrrha.
5. To the Fountain of Bandusia.
IV Suite for Pianoforte Randall Thompson
V Four Songs for Soprano Miss Theodate Johnson
VI "Poem" for pianoforte and orchestra, transcribed for two pianofortes Miss Blanche Brocklebank and Miss Jean Wilder
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