The American Dream is a celebration of America’s vast panoply of great composers. European music may have a more visible presence in the classical genre; this concert presents gorgeous and deeply moving works that demonstrate the breadth and depth of our own roots.
Beginning with two arias from Carlyle Floyd’s opera Susannah made famous by Renée Fleming. Alan Hovhaness’ string works, Songs of the Sea, envelop the listener in a rich velvet of sound. The first half of the program ends with the dynamic piano duo of Daniel del Pino and Inna Faliks playing Gershwin’s jazzy Rhapsody in Blue and Bolcom’s ragtime Serpent’s Kiss. The inaugural performance of Copland’s Appalachian Spring will be played in its original orchestration for 14 instruments including bassoon, clarinet, piano, strings, and flute.
This special evening closes with the stunning and vibrant Visions and Miracles by living American composer Theofanidis that will leave you breathless.
Artists: Brooke Allen (Bassoon), Daniel del Pino (Piano), Eliot Porter (Bass), Goran Marcusson (Flute), Irina Muresanu (Violin), Jacqueline Choi (Cello), Kara Shay Thomson (Soprano), Kristian Baverstam (Clarinet), Misha Keylin (Violin), Noriko Futagami (Viola), Stephanie Chase (Violin), Suzanna Laramee (Piano)
Sponsored By Mrs. Marilyn Woloohojian.
For more information please contact the Newport Music Festival: 401-849-0700