Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Presents: All-American Celebration
Public On-Sale Monday, August 1st at 10AM
An All-American salute to Spring with some of the best-known works of the American canon. Pianist Christopher Guzman plays Gershwin’s beloved Rhapsody in Blue – the quintessential American sound with jazz influences. We also feature Ives’ Unanswered Question, a classic example of American innovation, and Copland’s timeless American story as expressed in music (commissioned by another American icon: Martha Graham). We close the program with another tribute to American dance: Bernstein’s lively, cinematic piece bursting with energy.
The Unanswered Question —Ives
Appalachian Spring Suite—Copland
Rhapsody in Blue —Gershwin
On the Town: Three Dance Episodes—Bernstein