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“1934 in Concert” features music by William Grant Still, Amy Beach, Ernest Bloch, Ruth Crawford and others.

Ryan Querbach August 3rd, 2011

Wednesday, Aug. 10

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch, hosts a special concert next Wednesday, Aug. 10, in conjunction with its current exhibit of works produced under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Public Works of Art Project, “1934: A New Deal for Artists.”

The one-time musical event, titled “1934 in Concert: Composers of the Federal Music Project,” is set to include performances by critically acclaimed pianist Leslie Amper and University of Oklahoma professor and Oklahoma City Philharmonic flutist Valerie Watts. They will be performing music that originated in that era.

“It’s a very rich part of our history, and a lot of people, even musicians, don’t know that,” Amper said.

She also will present a lecture about the history of the Federal Music Project, specifically how it affected Oklahoma. Amper has traveled across the country to accompany the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, which remains on display at OKCMOA through Aug. 21.

“This kind of program in this particular way is not available anywhere else by anybody else,” she said. “It’s really something I’ve worked on for a long time.”

The concert begins at 6:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 236-3100 or visit —Ryan Querbach

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