Copland & Gershwin

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Name: Copland & Gershwin
Date: April 8, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
It’s a spring celebration of two favorite American composers! Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F solidified his reputation as a “serious” composer who straddled the line of popular and traditional music. He said that hearing an orchestra perform this concerto, which is flavored with blues, barrelhouse and ragtime, was his greatest musical thrill.

Dramatically evocative of the American West and prairie life, Copland’s Billy the Kid follows the life of the infamous outlaw, and presents Billy as a romanticized symbol of the passions and dangers of the Wild West.

And Copland’s spirited An Outdoor Overture is an optimistic, rousing tribute to Americana. Plus, Theofanidis’ colorful Rainbow Body takes inspiration from 12th century composer Hildegard of Bingen, as well as the Tibetan Buddist idea of “rainbow body” – where the body of an enlightened being is absorbed back into the universe after death.

Please join us for a pre-concert talk led by Laura Jackson one hour prior to to the concert.
Location:
Belding Theater at The Bushnell
166 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT
Date/Time Information:
April 6-8, 2018 Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm
Contact Information:
(860) 987-5900
Fees/Admission:
$33-$67
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