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Synergy Initiative

American Perspectives II: Idealized Landscapes

Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring captures an idealized America, one of open fields and endless possibilities. This program features a performance of Appalachian Spring in its original 13 instrument version, and integrates film, dance and visual arts with the works of composers Charles Ives, Caroline Shaw, and Gabriela Lena Frank, each piece conjuring the American Landscape in its own unique way.

Prelude Interview with Tristan Cook and Inon Barnatan · Available on the Digital Concert Hall 72 hours after the performance

The link to watch this performance will be delivered via your registration confirmation email. 

IVES
The Unanswered Question
(Film by Ethan Bensdorf)​

CAROLINE SHAW
Plan and Elevation
(Film by Tristan Cook)

GABRIELA LENA FRANK
Contested Eden (2021) WEST COAST PREMIÈRE
(Dance film co-commissioned with Cabrillo Festival)​

JOHN WILLIAMS
Air and Simple Gifts 

COPLAND
Appalachian Spring

Featured Artists

Attacca Quartet

ensemble

Brad Balliett

bassoon

Efe Baltacigil

cello

Inon Barnatan

piano

Benjamin Beilman

violin

Jay Campbell

cello

Timothy Cobb

bass

Stefan Jackiw

violin

Eric Jacobsen

conductor

Rose Lombardo

flute

Mary Lynch

oboe

Pamela Vliek Martchev

flute

Anthony McGill

clarinet

Roman Rabinovich

piano

Masumi Per Rostad

viola

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