Closing Night: Coming to America

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
Star Hall

Kurt Weill: “How Can You Tell an American?” from Knickerbocker Holiday

Aaron Copland: “A Summer Vacation” from Four Early Songs

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: “Sommer” from Sechs einfache Lieder, op. 9    

Gustav Mahler: “Rheinlegendchen” from Des Knaben Wunderhorn    

Sergei Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes      

Michael Brown: Homage to Copland       

Brown: 100 Chords for Bernstein     

Leonard Bernstein: For Aaron Copland       

Lukas Foss: For Lenny, Variation on New York, New York   

George Gershwin (arr. N. Canellakis): Preludes        

Ernest Bloch: Piano Quintet No. 1       

Event Description: 

Pianist Michael Brown and cellist Nicholas Canellakis curate a program based on composers who came to America in the first half of the 20th century—Korngold, Mahler, Weill, Bloch, Foss, Prokofiev—and those who were children of immigrants, Bernstein, Copland, and Gershwin. To top it all we’ll hear new works by Michael Brown that refer to these composers from a 21st century perspective. 

Tickets available April 2.

Adult: $25

Child (6-18): $5