Sat Oct 20, 2018, 7:30pm | Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Bernstein: Candide Overture
Copland: Old American Songs
Boatmen’s Dance, The Dodger, Long Time Ago, Simple Gifts, I Bought Me a Cat, At the River, Ching-a-ring chaw
Ian Greenlaw, Baritone
Ives: Variations on “America”
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Celebrate the Bernstein Centenary with an evening of American art music! This program features all twentieth-century composers whose music together paints a vibrant portrait of what it means to be American. Selections include Charles Ives’s Variations on America as well as Bernstein’s overture to Candide and his Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Faculty vocalist Ian Greenlaw joins the MDSO for Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs.