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January 06, 2013

Music for an Exhibition: Sounds of 1934

Acclaimed pianist, Leslie Amper will present a lecture/recital related to 1934: A New Deal for Artists exhibition, at the NY State Museum in Albany She will tell the story of the Depression Era government sponsored Federal Music Project through images and music. This program spawned tremendous musical activity nationwide including 6,000 new American works and the start of public school music programs. Composers’ works will include William Grant Still, Amy Beach and George Gershwin. Her unique performance draws parallels between visual art and music. Since her debut, Ms. Amper has delighted audiences nationwide at such places as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.