Gershwin and Copland
|Schwantner||Concerto for percussion and orchestra (Huntsville premiere)|
|Copland||Symphony No. 3|
Sean Ritenauer, percussion
This program of music by American composers begins with Gershwin’s Cuban Overture – a “Rhumba for orchestra” inspired by the music of Havana – and continues with Pulitzer-winner Joseph Schwantner’s renowned Concerto for percussion and orchestra, starring HSO Principal Percussion Sean Ritenauer. Copland’s inspiring Third, his final and most famous symphony, blends postwar optimism with distinctively American themes.