Clinton Smith, conductor
Aaron Copland – The Tender Land Suite
Eric Whitacre – Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine
Ernő Dohnányi – American Rhapsody, Op. 47
Leonard Bernstein – On the Waterfront Symphonic Suite
Plus: Broadway and radio hits of 1954, and the world premiere of a new work from the winner of the 2014–2015 OSSCS Composer Competition.
Our season concludes with a snapshot of musical events from the cinema, theater, radio, opera and concert stage from a specific moment in time: 1954 in America. We celebrate the maiden voyage of the first commercially successful jetliner (the Boeing 707) through Eric Whitacre’s beautiful and haunting a cappella choral work, enjoy chart-topping favorites from popular artists and Broadway, and hear the score from 1954’s Oscar winner for Best Picture, On the Waterfront.