Special Projects at Kluge-Ruhe

William Barton Showcase • Wednesday March 5, 2014


February 2014

In February 2014, Aboriginal composer and musician William Barton (Bidjara) visited Charlottesville for several special performances. For over twenty years, Barton has practiced as a performer of the extended technique of the didgeridoo. At UVA’s Culbreth Theatre, he performed three compositions, including several with Charlottesville High School Orchestra String Ensemble, led by Laura Mulligan Thomas. He also performed in collaboration with the UVA McIntire String Quartet as a speaker at TEDxUVA and for the Aussie Bush Banquet, a benefit dinner for the Kluge-Ruhe Collection.

Click here to see William Barton performing Didge-fusion.
Click here to see William and Delmae Barton’s performance of Birdsong at Dusk with CHSO.
Click here to see William Barton and CHSO perform Barton’s original score Petrichore.
Click here to see William Barton performing Danzas de Panama by William Grant Still with CHSO.

Presented in partnership with UVA Parents Fund Committee, McIntire Department of Music, and Charlottesville High School Orchestra.