The Choirs of Washington University, featuring André de Quadros, Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Dr. de Quadros will lead the Washington University choirs along with artistic director Nicole Aldrich in a free concert, “This Too Shall Pass,” on Sunday, November 23, at 3:00 pm in the E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall, 560 Music Center. The program will explore the concert theme through composed and improvised song, movement, art, and literature, with a special focus on musical practices of Muslim communities.
Supported through generous funding from the Office of the Provost, Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program.
André de Quadros, conductor, ethnomusicologist, human rights activist, and music educator has conducted and undertaken research in over forty countries and is a Professor of Music at Boston University where he also holds affiliated faculty appointments in the African Studies Center, the Center for the Study of Asia, the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations, and the Prison Education Program. His research interests lie in arts and health, incarceration, music of the Muslim world and Indonesia, community choruses, and peace and conflict.
“This Too Shall Pass”
Bruremarsj (2005) Norwegian Wedding March
arr. Henning Sommerro (b. 1952)
and Grete Pedersen (b. 1960)
Washington University Chamber Choir
Talismane from Vier doppelchörige Robert Schumann
Gesänge, op. 141. (1849) (1810-1856)
There Will Come Soft Rains (2012) Ivo Antognini
Equinox (2014) (premiere) Kelly Stathis
Entarisi ala benziyor (2012) Turkish traditional
arr. Muammer Sun (b. 1932)
Washington University Concert Choir
Janger (2004) Balinese traditional
arr. Budi Susanto Yohanes (b. 1979)
We Are… (1991) Ysaye M. Barnwell
Adinu (2011) Traditional Sufi melody
arr. Shireen Abu-Khader (b. 1972)
and André de Quadros (b. 1953)