American Arts Experience Oct. 21 ​​

WUSTL faculty and members of St. Louis Symphony present music of Copland, Gershwin and Dvorák

The 560 Music Center’s E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall.

Aaron Copland (1900-90) and George Gershwin (1898-1937) are perhaps the most iconically American of composers.

At 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, three faculty from the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences will join a string quartet from the St. Louis Symphony for the concluding concert of the 2012 American Arts Experience-St. Louis.

The free event, presented as part of the St. Louis Symphony’s Community Partnerships Program, will highlight works by Copland and Gershwin as well as by Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904) — who, at the end of the 19th century, played a prominent role in encouraging American composers.