Copland’s Appalachian Spring & Billy the Kid
No composer has achieved a distinctive musical characterization of American themes in an expressive modern style better than Aaron Copland. Lose yourself in two of his most popular pieces—the suite from the ballet Billy the Kid and Pulitzer Prize-winning Appalachian Spring. The night also features a newly commissioned work from Chinese-American Zhou Tian in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike as well as violinist James Ehnes, one of the most dynamic and exciting performers in classical music, performing Bruch’s beautiful Violin Concerto.
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
Zhou Tian: New Work (commissioned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike)
Copland: Suite from Billy the Kid
Thierry Fischer, conductor
James Ehnes, violin
GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.