Jerry Rosen, The Heaton Family, and by anonymous donors.
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. Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, represents the quintessential “American sound.” Rich in wide-open intervals, it captures the essence of American ideals, filled with endless possibilities. The work’s finale is a set of variations on the Shaker tune, Simple Gifts. Copland’s lyrical Clarinet Concerto, written for Benny Goodman, infuses swing elements with Brazilian folk music. Works by Gershwin and Bernstein incorporate virtuoso jazz instrumentalists into the orchestra. Philip Glass’ Overture for 2012 commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Philip Glass — Overture for 2012 George Gershwin — American in Paris Aaron Copland — Clarinet Concerto Leonard Bernstein — Prelude, Fugue and Riffs Aaron Copland — Appalachian Spring
Come early for a pre-concert talk one hour before each performance. Doors open 90 minutes before the concerts.
ABOUT THE GUEST ARTIST
Stephen Williamson is the principal clarinetist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, appointed in 2011 by Maestro Riccardo Muti. Mr. Williamson was formerly the principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. In addition, he has been a frequent guest principal clarinetist with the Saito Kinen Festival Orchestra in Japan under Seiji Ozawa. 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.