Conservatory Faculty Andrew Granade Gives Public Talk


Andrew Granade associate professor of musicology, presents A Portrait of Virgil Thomson:  Featuring A KC Symphony Ensemble, Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., MidContinent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, Community Hall 1 and 2, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, MO.

Virgil Thomson, reared in Kansas City, is the most important American composer you've never heard of. During the Great Depression, Thomson wrote a series of film scores that drew on his upbringing in the Baptist church to craft a musical vision of America, a sound that still resonates today in countless movies, TV shows, and American memories.

Musicologist Andrew Granade details Thomson’s career and achievements, which include his collaboration with Gertrude Stein and a 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Music. A Kansas City Symphony ensemble will perform selections of Thomson’s work.

Call 816.883.4900 to register in advance for this event.

Andrew Granade is associate professor of musicology at the Conservatory, where he specializes in music history and film music, as well as in experimental traditions in American music.


For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949