American Portraits—September 13, 2014
Aaron Copland—Letter from Home
Samuel Barber—Violin Concerto, op. 14
Janet Sung, violin
Antonin Dvorak—Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, op. 95, “From the New World”
“American Portraits” opens with our National Anthem, the lyrics of which were written exactly 200 years ago this month. This is followed by a beautiful, lyrical piece written by Aaron Copland during WWII to help boost morale of the troops abroad. American violinist Janet Sung joins the CSO for Samuel Barber’s violin concerto, one of the most gorgeous and romantic of 20th century concertos. Janet and Maestro William Intriligator have worked together many times, but not yet in Cheyenne. William and the orchestra round out the program with Dvorak’s popular “New World Symphony,” inspired by the composer’s visit to the US and his exposure to our native music.