Saturday, May 15 1999 at 2pm
New York Historical Society
ACO closes the season with a weekend exploring the great American poet’s influence on American music. Saturday, a recital-discussion at The New-York Historical Society with music by Weill, Bernstein, Rorem and more, plus discussion with noted Whitman scholars David S. Reynolds and Jack Sullivan. related
Sunday, May 16, 1999 at 3pm
A pre-concert discussion-recital takes place on the Carnegie Hall stage at 1:45 and is free to ticket-holders. The pre-concert activities juxtapose settings by Kurt Weill and Larry Alan Smith of
Whitman’s “Come Up from the Fields Father,” which is also one of the three Whitman poems set by William Bolcom in his Whitman Triptych. Mr. Bolcom will participate, as will Jack Sullivan, author of a new book, New World Symphonies.
A week of premieres from Cuba.
Chamber music, orchestral music, folkloric and popular elements come together in ACO’s annual festival of Latin American music, featuring the largest delegation of Cuban and Cuban-born composers ever assemble in the U.S. In addition to concerts there are symposia, workshops and master classes.
The festival culminates in an orchestral concert at Carnegie Hall:
Sunday, March 14 at 3pm
Sonidos de las Américas: Cuba
Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
Santiago Rodriguez, piano
Pre-concert discussion at 1:30pm
Sunday, JANUARY 10, 1999 at 3pm
VERNON DUKE: Piano Concerto in C Major [orch. Scott Dunn]
OSCAR LEVANT: Piano Concerto
GEORGE GERSHWIN: Rhapsody No. 2 for Piano & Orchestra
MAURICE RAVEL: Piano Concerto for Left
Hand in D Major
Sunday, SEPTEMBER 27, 1998 at 3pm
This concert is dedicated to the memory of Francis Goelet.