2022-2023 SEASON

American Stories

Jim Rouse Theatre

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.

Four great American composers share a program of very different American stories!

American folk melodies are deftly interwoven into Copland's masterful setting of Lincoln's stirring rhetoric. Marlon Brando's iconic performance as an ex-prize fighter standing up to corrupt union bosses is matched in intensity only by Leonard Bernstein's riveting score. Gershwin's carefree French travel log contains some of his most famous melodies, complete with taxi horns!

Gabriela Lena Frank was born in Berkeley, California to a mother of mixed Peruvian-Chinese ancestry and a father of Lithuanian-Jewish descent, and she explores her multicultural heritage most ardently through her compositions. Her tone poem for viola and orchestra featuring Julius Wirth is inspired by the many myths in Latin America of the female spirit known as La Llorona, or "weeping woman."

Free pre-concert lecture at 6:30pm!


Leonard Bernstein - On the Waterfront

Aaron Copland - Lincoln Portrait

Gabriela Lena Frank - La Llorona

George Gershwin - An American in Paris

Office Location:
Howard County Center for the Arts
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 410.465.8777
Email: info@columbiaorchestra.org

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