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Thursday, April 24
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Patty Paulus program cover for premiere of "The Three Hermits" by Stephen Paulus
SYNOPSIS:
A Hymn by Paulus ...

MUSIC PLAYED ON TODAY'S PROGRAM:
Stephen Paulus (b. 1949):
Pilgrims' Hymn, from The Three Hermits
Dale Warland Singers
American Choral Catalog 123

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
On Stephen Paulus

ALSO ON THIS DATE:
Deaths:
1921—Dutch composer Alfons Diepenbrock, age 58, in Amsterdam;
1948—Mexican composer Manuel Ponce, age 65, in Mexico City;
1998—American composer Mel Powell, age 75, in Sherman Oaks, Calif.; He won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1990;

Premieres:
1742 — Handel: oratorio, "Messiah" (Julian date: April 13);
1801 — Haydn: oratorio "The Seasons," in Vienna;
1950 — Bernstein: incidental music "Peter Pan" (play by J.M. Barrie) at the Imperial Theater in New York City, conducted by Ben Steinberg;
1957 — Ives: String Quartet No. 1, in New York City (This music was completed in 1896);
1988 — Anthony Davis: "Notes from the Underground" (dedicated to Ralph Ellison), at Carnegie Hall in New York by the American Composers Orchestra, Paul Lustig Dunkel conducting;
1990 — Bright Sheng: "Four Movemenets" for piano trio, at Alice Tully Hall in New York City , by The Peabody Trio;
1992 — Joan Tower: Violin Concerto, with soloist Elmar Oliveira and the Utah Symphony, Joseph Silverstein conducting;
1997 — Stephen Paulus: opera "The Three Hermits," at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, Minn., with Thomas Lancaster conducting;


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