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Lecture, Musical Performance Set for April 21

The University of Maine School of Performing Arts will present “Promise Versus Prohibition: The Divided Life of Composer Dorothy Smith Dushkin (1903–1992),” a lecture by Kaitlin Briggs, associate professor of interdisciplinary studies, University of Southern Maine, with performances of musical selections composed by Dushkin, at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21 in Minsky Recital Hall. Dushkin selections, “Sonatine for Violin and Piano” (1928), “Berceuse (for Nadia)” (1949), “Inconsequential (for David Alex)” (1949), “Sonata for Flute and Piano” (1972/1976) and “Episode No. 1” (1965) will be performed by UMaine Professor of Music Anatole Wieck, violin; Instructor of Music Liz Downing, flute; and Associate Professor of Music Laura Artesani, piano. Dushkin was a composer, diarist and co-founder of music schools in Illinois and Vermont.

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