Written for the 2012 Tahoe Chamber Music Society’s Summer Concert Series, this piece celebrates the literary figures of northwestern Nevada. Each movement is a dance dedicated to a poet/literary figure from the region. If the poems are spoken in the performance, the duration is 45 minutes.
Road to Mina: A Gigue for Gary Short
A Glorified Breakfast: A Cakewalk for Mildred Breedlove
Cowboy Rites: A Square Dance for Eric Sprado
Burning Man: A Tango for Nila Northsun
The Reno Cocktail: A Jitterbug for Joanne de Longchamps
The Rez Life: A Paiute Round Dance for Adrian C. Louis
The Chamber of Commerce: A Minuet for Rollan Melton
The Underwater Forest: A Waltz for Kirk Robertson
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