The American Spirit

Sat. May 13, 2017 at 7:30pm EDT
All Ages
$10.00 - $15.00
All Ages
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$10.00 - $15.00
All Ages
Event Description
The American Spirit

Our season finale explores the past and future of American symphonic music by pairing Charles Griffes’ impressionistic tone poem The White Peacock with a bold and expressive new Symphony by local composer Robert Schultz. We deliver the confluence of jazz and the symphony orchestra with Routenberg’s Jazz Violin Concerto and Ellington’s Sophisticated Lady with the passion and drama of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

Program Includes

The White Peacock (Charles Griffes)
Symphony – World Premiere (Robert Schultz)
Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, arr. John Wilson)
Jazz Violin Concerto -Pittsburgh Premiere (Scott Routenberg)
            - Roy Sonne, soloist
Porgy & Bess: A Symphonic Picture (George Gershwin, arr. Russell Bennett)

Featured Artist

Roy Sonne, violin

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Venue Details
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Katz Performing Arts Center - JCC of Greater Pitts 5738 Darlington Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217