Music of Copland, Gershwin and Dvorak – An American Trilogy
Saturday 15th October sees the City of Launceston Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) embark on its final concert for 2016.
The LPO will perform a program of Copland, Gershwin and Dvorak for this exciting evening. This sixty piece community based orchestra brings together professional musicians as well as the more experienced amateurs from a number of musical organisations in and around Launceston, as well as other individuals who have an interest in performing full orchestral repertoire. The aim of the orchestra is to perform twice a year.
This concert sees a number of well-known works performed; Copland’s ‘Fanfare for the Common Man’, Gershwin’s ‘An American in Paris’ and Dvorak’s 9th Symphony.
“The music for the City of Launceston Philharmonic Orchestra’s October 15 concert has strong influences, yet is also truly global. Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man”, a celebration of and tribute to the common man’s contributions to the Second World War, is extremely intense and powerful. Yet he still captures the sense of openness and space that his music is know for.
George Gershwin captures the excitement of Paris in 1928. Full of the hustle and bustle of Parisian street life is strongly influenced by jazz and is Gershwin’s attempt to capture his experiences as “An American in the Paris”.
Dvorak wrote his ninth symphony, from the New a World, in the year following his appointment as the Head of a music school in New York. In this famous symphony by the Czechoslovakian composer, Dvorak endeavored to create an American sound and based this work on “American folk songs” that he himself composed.
Tickets are available from Barratts Music, George St. Launceston, as well as on the door on the night.
* Adults $20
* Children/Concession $15
* Family (2A&2C) $60