Spokane Symphony Masterworks 1: American Rhythms
Saturday, September 14 at 8pm
Sunday, September 15 at 3pm
Doors open 90 minutes before the concerts.
JAMES LOWE, CONDUCTOR
WILLIAM WOLFRAM, PIANO
Buckle up for John Adams’ rhythmic Short Ride in a Fast Machine! Gershwin wrote of his Rhapsody in Blue, “I heard it as a sort of musical kaleidoscope of America – of our vast melting pot.” Known for its integration of jazz rhythms with classical music, is considered Gershwin’s most famous work. Copland’s Third Symphony is known as the essential American symphony that fuses his distinct “Americana” style of his ballets with the symphonic form. His famous Fanfare for the Common Man is woven throughout the work.
John Adams — Short Ride in a Fast Machine
George Gershwin — Rhapsody in Blue
George Gershwin — I Got Rhythm
Aaron Copland — Symphony No. 3
Come early for a pre-concert talk one hour before each performance. Doors open 90 minutes before the concerts.
ABOUT THE GUEST ARTIST
American pianist William Wolfram was a silver medalist at both the William Kapell and the Naumburg International Piano Competitions and a bronze medalist at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow.
Wolfram has appeared with many of the greatest orchestras of the world and has developed a special reputation as the rare concerto soloist who is also equally versatile and adept as a recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician. In all of these genres, he is highly sought after for his special focus on the music of Franz Liszt and Beethoven and is a special champion for the music of modernist 20th century American composers. MORE
This concert is part of the Masterworks Series. Individual and subscription tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online using our new ticketing platform.
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