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Opening Night: All Copland

07/11/2012

Classic works of Aaron Copland that have shaped and defined American music. A chorus drawn from throughout the Boston area helps make Boston "one city through arts and culture."

 

 7PM


Christopher Wilkins, Conductor

 

Program

Boston Landmarks "One City" Chorus

Robert Honeysucker, bass

Holly Krafka, chorus director

 

All music by Aaron Copland

 

At the River

Appalachian Spring

Billy the Kid: Prairie Night & Celebration Dance

John Henry

Old American Songs

          The Dodger

          Long Time Ago

          Simple Gifts

          I Bought Me a Cat

          The Little Horses

          Zion's Walls

          Ching-a-ring Chaw

 

A Special Evening

This concert is not just the opening night of the Landmarks Festival at the Shell, but it is also the third in a series of Reconciliation Concerts which celebrate the universal healing power of music. These concerts were begun by Landmarks Orchestra founder Charles Ansbacher and his friend Tuan Nguyen. In memory of the first concert of this series, which took place in  2010 in Hanoi with Maestro Ansbacher conducting, the first Charles Ansbacher MUSIC FOR ALL AWARD will be presented. The inaugural recipient is Armand Diangienda, founder and conductor of the Orchestra Symphonique Kimbanguista in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

Our soloist this evening is Boston's well known and well loved Robert Honeysucker who has performed with the orchestra for many years. Ms. Holly Krafka is serving as choir conductor this evening. Holly is music director of the New World Chorale and has worked with the orchestra often. We are honored they are joining us this evening.


The simple beauty of Copland's classic scores has defined American music for generations. The Old American songs include well known tunes like All the Pretty Horses, I Bought Me a Cat, and the Shaker melody Simple Gifts, which also appears at the conclusion of Appalachian Spring. Robert Honeysucker and a chorus drawn from throughout the Boston area help fulfill the vision of Dr. Hubie Jones - and the Landmarks Orchestra - that we can be "one city through arts and culture."

 

 

Participants

Back Bay Chorale

Bethel AME

Cantilena

Carlisle Community Chorus

Old Cambridge Baptist Choir

Christ Episcopal Church

Concord Chorus

Dedham Choral Society

First Unitarian Society in Newton

Grace & Hope Mission

Harvard Pro Musica

Jameson Singers

Music for a While Foundation

Nashir Choir from Temple Aliyah

Nashoba Valley Chorale

Newton Community Chorus

New World Chorale

Orpheus Singers

Quincy Choral Society

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church

St. James Episcopal Church

Temple Aliyah in Needham

Temple Emanuel, Newton

The de Varonistas & Spectrum Singers

Trinity Church Boston

Westford Chorus

First Lutheran Church

 

Where: DCR's Hatch Shell on the Esplanade

For directions to the Hatch Shell click here.

 

Rain location: Back Bay Events Center

 180 Berkeley Street

 Boston, MA 02116

For directions to the Back Bay Events Center click here.

 

For weather alerts: Call 617-987-2000 or Text Landmarks to 27138

 

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