Take a symphonic stroll down small-town Main Street, duck into a side street where Jazz has right-of-way, and cruise sounds of down-home charm and tantalizingly tropical style. Aaron Copland and Morton Gould wrote American music directly to the listener, and Leonard Bernstein lived to excite the heart. You’ll never forget Gottschalk’s Caribbean cavort, and wait till you hear Gershwin’s deliciously experimental Rhapsody No. 2!
Gould: Star Spangled Overture
Copland: Our Town
Gottschalk: Symphony No. 1, “A Night in the Tropics”
Bernstein: Fancy Free, Three Dance Variations
Gershwin: Second Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
Featuring: Hyperion Knight, piano