MICHAEL W CHIKINDA

MICHAEL W CHIKINDA portrait
  • Assistant Professor, School Of Music

Research

Creative Research

  • I organized the Vincent Persichetti Centenary Concert at the University of Utah, School of Music. The concert was a collaborative effort that included all areas of the School of Music and a pre-concert display in the MacKay Music Library. The highlight of the concert was the performance of Persichetti's 'A Lincoln Address' that was banned from the 1973 Inaugural Concert of Richard Nixon. The piece featured excerpts from Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural address of 1865 that the Nixon Administration found embarrassing given its recent bombing campaign in North Vietnam. Thus, the concert also celebrated the 150th anniversary of this very important speech by Lincoln. Performance, completed 10/01/2015.
    http://music.utah.edu/news/persichetti.php