Music Recital Programs
Black Water by Jeremy Beck; Michelle Monroe, soprano and Robin Guy, piano, April 4, 2017 [program]
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Program of a music recital given by faculty, students, or guest artists from the School of Music at the University of Northern Iowa.
Michelle Monroe, soprano
Robin Guy, piano
School of Music, University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
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©2017 School of Music, University of Northern Iowa
University of Northern Iowa, "Black Water by Jeremy Beck; Michelle Monroe, soprano and Robin Guy, piano, April 4, 2017 [program]" (2017). Music Recital Programs. 424.
Program Notes by Jeremy Beck, composer:
In 1969, the dead body of a young woman, Mary Jo Kopechne, was discovered inside an overturned car in a channel on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts. The car belonged to Senator Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy, who did not report the late-night incident to police authorities until the following morning. After the discovery, Kopechne’s body was recovered from the submerged car and Kennedy gave a statement to police saying that during the previous night, she was his passenger when he took a wrong turn and accidentally drove his car off a bridge and into the water. After pleading guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident after causing injury, Kennedy received a suspended sentence of two months. The national scandal that followed may have influenced Kennedy’s decision not to campaign for President of the United States in 1972 and 1976.