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- Aaron COPLAND: "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo
- Duke ELLINGTON: "Come Sunday" from Black, Brown, and Beige
- Florence PRICE: Adoration
- Kurt WEILL: American Song Suite
- Samuel BARBER: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
- Aaron COPLAND: "At the River" from Old American Songs
- Phillip GLASS: Echorus
- George GERSHWIN (arr. Paul Bateman): Song Suite
Pre-concert lecture at 7pm by KUSC's Jennifer Miller Hammel with Daniel Hope.
Violin luminary Daniel Hope returns with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra to reveal the charisma of American music in a program named after his new album, America. This concert celebrates our country’s most recognizable tunes from across the 20th Century, including Copland’s iconic “Hoe-down” from Rodeo and “At the River” from Old American Songs; Gershwin’s Song Suite featuring “I Got Rhythm” and “Summertime”; Barber’s Adagio for Strings; music by Duke Ellington and Florence Price; highlights from Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera; and Echorus by Philip Glass. With new classical and jazz arrangements by Paul Bateman, Hope illuminates the American spirit. “This violinist, now among the best in the world as well as the most thoughtful, is as brilliant at Bach as Birtwistle …” (The London Observer). The acclaimed musicians of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra create the perfect partnership with Hope's violin mastery for this concert of music that features chamber orchestra, jazz trio, piano, vocals, and percussion. Formed in the aftermath of World War II, the ensemble achieved international recognition for high-caliber performances and commissioning new works. Don't miss this concert overflowing with beautiful American music that resonates in the hall and in your soul.
There are few figures in today's classical music who so perfectly embody the role of ambassador for music as Daniel Hope.Gramophone