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The Diehn Composers Room of the Old Dominion University Libraries presents "From Pen to Page to Stage: Reflections of American History by Contemporary Composers," an exhibit in support of the John Duffy Composers Institute.

The exhibit will be open to the public in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center through Oct. 11. The Diehn Composers Room is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The exhibit focuses on events from American history set to music by post-war composers of opera and musical theater. The subjects range in period from the earliest moments of British and Spanish colonial history to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon.

Works featured include those by artists and composers involved in the third annual John Duffy Composers Institute. Among them are Institute director John Duffy, Anthony Davis, Lee Hoiby and ODU music professor Adolphus Hailstork.

Other composers represented are those whose works premiered at the Jamestown 400 celebration by the Virginia Symphony and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra combined under the direction of JoAnn Falletta. They include Hailstork, Duffy, Jennifer Higden and John Corigliano.

For more information call 683-4175.

This article was posted on: May 21, 2007

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