Dominick Argento at top of York A & E hall of fame
Dominick Argento would be in any top 10 list of feted York countians in arts and entertainment fame. (See other York A & E achievers at Cameron Mitchell, Craig Sheffer, Dixie Chick born here.)
Argento, a William Penn High School graduate, won the Pulitzer Prize in music for his work “From the Diary of Virginia Woolf.” Argento, for years a professor at the University of Minnesota, has won international acclaim as an opera composer and teacher.
But he’s an entertainer as well. …
From time to time, public radio stations reaching York County play his compositions to an appreciative audience.
And yes, he’s of the same large York family as York Daily Record/Sunday News columnist Mike Argento.
Also of interest:
Dominick Argento believes piece for National Cathedral is his best.