Tower Made in America • Delius Appalachia• Copland Appalachian Spring• Bernstein On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
An all-American program opens with Joan Tower’s celebratory overture, which varies the melody of America the Beautiful in glorious ways. Delius’ Appalachia pays tribute to the people and landscape of Florida, where the composer lived as a young adult. To many Americans, Copland’s Appalachian Spring epitomizes the sound of the heartland, just as Bernstein’s On the Town embodies life in the big city.
Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Akron Symphony Appalachia Choir
DID YOU KNOW?
Joan Tower’s Made in America has been performed by more than 65 orchestras in all 50 states. (Source: New York Times)
Delius’ Appalachia was inspired by the composer’s experiences living in Florida as a young man. Along with Florida Suite, it is one of his two major choral works with an American setting. (Source: British Library)
Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring captures the essence of an ideal America, one of open fields and endless possibilities, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning score has becomeView more
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Mar 28, 2020 at 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Sat)
198 Hill St., Akron, OH 44325
Various parking decks and lots are located adjacent to the Hall.