American Musical Soundscapes
Classic Series III
Johann Strauss II: Greeting to America
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Guest Artist: Gabriela Martinez, Piano Soloist
Our third Classics Series opens with a salute to America! Once again, three vantage points are illustrated through a diverse musical journey. We begin with the internationally famous waltz King, Johann Strauss II, who was famous for writing dance like pieces reflecting his travels. His coming to America salutes our homeland and beginning our concert.
What could be more American and dance-inspired than Aaron Copland’s salute to Martha Graham’s modern ballet, featuring the music of the Appalachian Mountains. No gifts were simpler, yet elegant, than this American homage.
The opening measures of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue have become a musical icon describing the highlights of his beloved NYC. Blues, jazz, tender melodies all bring us back to Broadway in Manhattan.
Our soloist, Gabriela Martinez, is quickly becoming an internationally acclaimed pianist. Hailing from Venezuela, she has won several international prizes, has played with orchestras around the world and has had pieces written for her premiere solo CD, Amplified Soul.
2 shows: 1pm and 7:30pm
Live Stream option will also be available.
TICKETS available soon!
Sponsored by: Rosine McFaddin Wilson
Guest Artist sponsored by: Regina Rogers