Spokane Symphony Masterworks 7: Appalachian Spring
Saturday, February 29, 2020 8pm
Sunday, March 1, 2020 3pm
Doors open 90 minutes before the concerts.
MORIHIKO NAKAHARA, CONDUCTOR
STEPHEN WILLIAMSON, CLARINET
Enjoy the music from American visionaries: Philip Glass, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland.
Philip Glass — Anniversary Concert Overture
Commissioned by the symphonies of Baltimore and Toronto, the overture celebrates the War of 1812 bicentenniel and the friendship that later developed between Canada and the United States.
George Gershwin — American in Paris
This colorful music captures the sights and sounds of Paris from the view of an American wandering through the streets.
Aaron Copland — Clarinet Concerto
Copland’s lyrical Clarinet Concerto, written for Benny Goodman, infuses jazz and swing with Brazilian folk music.
Leonard Bernstein — Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Bernstein was a classical musician who loved jazz. “We always speak of ‘playing’ music,” he said. “But jazz is real play. It ‘fools around’ with the notes, so to speak, and has fun with them.”
Aaron Copland — Appalachian Spring
Appalachian Spring captures the “American sound” and is filled with endless possibilities. The end is based on the Shaker tune, "Simple Gifts."
ATTEND THE MASTER CLASS WITH STEPHEN WILLIAMSON, CLARINET — FRIDAY, FEB. 28, 3-5PM
MAKING CONCERTS FUN!
- Come for a talk about the music one hour before each concert (doors open 90 minutes early)
- Phones on and silent allowed
- Bring your drinks to your seats
- Clap when you like what you hear
ABOUT THE GUEST ARTIST
Stephen Williamson is the principal clarinetist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and a frequent guest principal clarinetist with the Saito Kinen Festival Orchestra in Japan under Seiji Ozawa. MORE
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