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Guided Listening: David Wendell Nelson’s Little Bighorn 

May 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


Explore well-known works and discover new treasures of the musical repertory in our Guided Listening sessions with JoAnna Cochenet.

The final stop on our musical tour of the American West features David Wendell Nelson’s tone poem with video Little Bighorn, a work intended as a contribution to Artists United for Standing Rock and based on the 1876 battle between Lt. Col. Custer and the confederated Lakota tribes and Northern Cheyenne.

In each session, we’ll closely examine the music through clues and information left by the composer and inferred from their life, performance practice, and other historical and relative means. Please listen to the pieces at least once before coming to the sessions to help prepare your ears, mind, and thoughts for the conversation about the works.

Note: the subject matter and images of this work may be sensitive for some audiences. As such, this Guided Listening session is recommended for mature audiences. Please contact jcochenet@levinemusic.org to receive the video example ahead of this session. Listener and viewer discretion is advised.

This event takes place online over Zoom. The link to join the Zoom will be provided the week of the event.

Check out all our of this year’s Guided Listening sessions on American Landscape: Wonders of the Wild West.


May 12, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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