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An  in depth exploration of Ani DiFranco’s own creative process behind the new album, Binary that also applies to any American artist writing songs inspired by the current political climate. Airs Labor Day Monday, September 4 10:00am.

Different chamber organs, different acoustic conditions, modern instruments, period instruments, and plain-old different points of view among performers all combine to produce considerable variety in five different readings of five concerti by G.F. Handel. All five performances are correct, but that doesn't mean you can't pick the one you like best. Se what you think this Thursday night.

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Thomas Tallis saw the reigns of all the monarchs of England's House of Tudor -- Henrys VII and VIII, Edward VI, "Bloody" Mary I, and Elizabeth the First. Talk about living in interesting times!

As a composer, he was so highly regarded that he was able to avoid being caught up in the religious strife of his times, and our featured work this week will be one of his distinctly Catholic masses, the Missa Salve Intemerata, a work rich in Medieval antiphon and plainsong.

Saturday August 19th at 7:30 pm the Henegar Center for the Arts kicks off its Jazz Legends Series.

It wasn't that long ago -- 1911 -- that the race to be first to the South Pole was underway by expedition parties under Raold Amundsen for Norway and Robert Falcon Scott for Great Britain. They both succeeded in reaching the pole, but Scott's party never made it back, dying of exposure en route. Ralph Vaughan Williams was commissioned to write some incidental music for a movie on the subject in 1948. He was taken by the story, and expanded his project into his Symphony No. 7, his Sinfonia Antartica, to depict the majesty of the seventh continent and the tragedy of the doomed expedition.

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