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OSSCS: 1954 in America

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$25 ($20 seniors; $10 students)

Sunday, May 17, 2015 (PDT) @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Orchestra Seattle | Seattle Chamber Singers (OSSCS)

Clinton Smith, conductor

Aaron Copland – The Tender Land Suite
Eric Whitacre – Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine

—Intermission—

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.

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