PAST AND PRESENT SOUNDS
November 18, 2022 // 7:30pm
Embark on a musical odyssey that embraces the past through a modern lens! Opening with Valerie Coleman’s 2021 “Fanfare for Uncommon Times”, this program presents new takes on old ideas. Gulda’s rhythmic “Cello Concerto” runs the gamut of musical styles from Renaissance Dance to Rock and Roll, German Ländler to big band jazz, and everything in between! “Oiseaux bleus et sauvages” (Birds Blue and Wild), Morlock’s playful take on birdsong, embodies a sense of mysticism. And pioneering American composer Howard Hanson’s Symphony No. 2 “Romantic” combines power and tenderness reminiscent of 19th century Romanticism.
Valerie Coleman // Fanfare for Uncommon Times
Friedrich Gulda // Cello Concerto | Henry Shapard, solo cello
Jocelyn Morlock // Oiseaux bleus et sauvages
Howard Hanson // Symphony No. 2 "Romantic"