BethA612Beth Anderson’s Cleveland Swale for 2 string basses and piano will be presented on Tuesday, April 9 – 8:15 PM, at the Creative Arts Center on the Evansdale Campus of West Virginia University, 300 Patteson Drive in Morgantown, West Virginia. This will be part of a new music recital, performed by bassists Andrew Kohn and Sergio Acerb and pianist James Miltenberger.

The composer writes, “This is a swale that includes folk-like material, a tango that goes upside down and backwards, a fanfare, some jazzy moments, music inspired by religion, competition, cooperation, a little bit of counterpoint, and a whole lot of running around. People from Cleveland will have to decide if this music partially describes life in that city.” The piece has been recorded as part of Ms. Anderson’s Albany Records’ Quilt Music CD (Troy 709).

A swale is a meadow or a marsh where there is nourishment and moisture and therefore, a rich diversity of plant life. Ms. Anderson’s work, since 1984, has been made from swatches (of newly composed music, rather than found music) that are reminiscent of this diversity.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 304-293-7469 or visit

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