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An Evening with...


An Evening with . . . Dr. Janet Bass Smith, Concert Pianist
with Guest Flutist Sam Williams

  • “The Life and Music of William Grant Still”
  • Thursday, April 2, 2020 @ 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Knicely Conference Center Auditorium

Janet Bass Smith will discuss William Grant Still – his life, music, and accomplishments.  Join us as we share a video performance of a Cantata and enjoy a performance of this African-American classical music composer’s piano compositions.  Guest Flutist, Sam Williams, will join Janet on some of the pieces.

Janet Bass Smith holds the DMA in piano performance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Conservatory of Music.  She has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Russian, and continues to perform. She has served on several university faculties and currently maintains an independent piano studio in Bowling Green.

Sam Williams is a solo and orchestral flutist and private instructor in Iowa City, Iowa. Sam is a native of Bowling Green.  He holds a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from the University of Iowa and has studied with international and national principle flutists Nicole Esposito, Toshiko Kohno, Kathleen Karr, and Charles W. Smith.

This free event is open to SLL members and guests. Due to limited seating, your RSVP is appreciated.


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