“War, the Devil & Stravinsky” celebrates composer's 125th birthday

Thursday, September 20, 2007

ORANGEBURG – SC State’s Visual and Performance Arts Department has planned a “Happening” to celebrate the 125th birthday of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, considered by many in both the West and his native land to be the most influential composer of 20th Century music.

Visual and performance arts faculty, students and guests will host the “War, the Devil & Stravinsky” on Tuesday, September 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barbara Vaughan Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Center. The event is free and the community is invited to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Julia Quick at (803) 536-8829.

The event is partially funded through a grant from the Orangeburg County Arts Center.

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (June 17, 1882 – April 6, 1971) was a Russian composer, considered by many in both the West and his native land to be the most influential composer of 20th century music. He was a quintessentially cosmopolitan Russian who was named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people of the century. In addition to the recognition he received for his compositions, he also achieved fame as a pianist and a conductor, often at the premieres of his works.