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Lansing Symphony Orchestra MasterWorks 3: American Festival
November 7, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$37
MasterWorks 3: American Festival
Guest Artists: Saxophone Quartet
(Griffin Campbell, Jim Forger, Joe Lulloff, Chris Creviston)
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Barber: Symphony No. 1
Bolcom: Concerto for 4 Saxophones
Bernstein: On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
This colorful program showcases American composers, past and present, each leaving their musical mark in a different way. Opening the program is Barber’s emotionally compelling Adagio for Strings, strikingly scored for only strings, it’s considered one of the most popular 20th-century works. Written several decades later by Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner William Bolcom, Concerto for 4 Saxophones is an entertaining composition full of jazz elements and virtuosic passages, exhilarating till the end.