Kristy Park, cello
Beethoven – Symphony No. 2
Elgar – Cello Concerto in E minor
Anderson – Belle of the Ball, Blue Tango, and Fiddle Faddle
Copland – Our Town: Suite
Sousa – Washington Post March, US Field Artillery March, and The Stars and Stripes Forever
Written at the time when his deafness was first becoming apparent, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 is nonetheless a joyous and festive work that bespeaks its composer’s indomitable spirit. The concert concludes with three of America’s most treasured musical voices: Leroy Anderson, the master of light symphonic music, Aaron Copland, “the dean of American composers,” and John Philip Sousa, the justly-crowned and never-deposed “March King.”
Special guest cellist Kristy Park, winner of the Sammamish Symphony’s 2017 Youth Concerto Competition, also joins the orchestra for a performance of Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor.