Steven Errante, conductor
For the Joy of It!
Classics and Pops - American Music South To North
Season Finale Showcases Festive Music from the AmericasOn Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium on the UNCW campus, the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra concludes its 33rd season with Classics and Pops - American Music South To North.
The evening showcases festive music of the
Morton Gould’s American Salute is the work for which Gould became best known and is a patriotic miniature, based on the Civil War song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home." The piece is a celebration of the return of victorious American soldiers from Europe and
A highlight of the evening will be a performance of Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait, narrated by Pat Hingle. Special guest narrator Pat Hingle's acting career has spanned six decades in radio, television, film and on the stage. His film debut was in the role of the bartender in 1953's On the Waterfront that also featured a musical score by Leonard Bernstein. Since then he has appeared in hundreds of roles.
Aaron Copland composed A Lincoln Portrait on commission shortly after the
Other pieces performed are Astor Piazzola’s Tangazo, John Phillip Sousa’s Washington Post March and Aaron Copland’s Danzon Cubano.
Make plans now with friends to join the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra for its 2004-2005 concert season finale. Tickets are $18, $16 for seniors, and just $4 for youth under 17, with special group rates available. Reserved seating can be purchased through the Kenan Auditorium Ticket Office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. by calling 962-3500 or 1-800-732-3643.