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April 25, 2008

Karen Bentley Pollick and percussionist Grant Dalton in duo concert

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Artburst presents violinist Karen Bentley Pollick and percussionist Grant Dalton in a recital of duos and solos at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham on Sunday, May 4, at 3 pm. The church is located at 4300 Hampton Heights Drive in Birmingham.

The program will include an homage to the 100th birthday of Elliott Carter with his “March for Solo Timpani” and “Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi for Solo Violin.” Dalton will perform on djembe for St. Louis Symphony violist and composer Christian Woehr's “Djembach: Suite for Solo Violin & Percussion.”

Pollick will perform David Jaffe's “Impossible Animals for Violin and Synthetic Voices,” generated in 1989 at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. Jazz pianist Dan Tepfer will be represented by his “Solo Blues for Violin and Piano.”

The duo will conclude with a Scandinavian set: Swedish composer Ole Saxe's “Salsa for Karen,” “Unto Mononen's Satumaa: Finnish Tango,” and “Fanitullen for Norwegian hardangerfele.”

Admission is by a suggested donation of $8 for general admission and $4 for seniors and students.

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