Masterworks 7: Appalachian Spring

DATE

February 29, 2020 - March 01, 2020

LOCATION:

Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

TICKET PRICES:

Masterworks 7: Appalachian Spring

EVENT DETAILS

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.

THE MUSIC

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

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Phone: 509-624-1200
Box Office: Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue

BUY TICKETS FOR SATURDAY EVENING AT 8PM  
BUY TICKETS FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT 3PM  
 

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