ASO Performs All-American Music Program
The Alma Symphony Orchestra performs the third concert of its 51st season with a “salute” to American composers Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and Morton Gould.
The concert takes place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13th in the Remick Heritage Center at Alma College. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up, and free for Alma College staff, students, and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
Concert highlights include Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer,” Gould’s “American Salute” and Bernstein’s suite from “On the Waterfront.” The Bernstein music is the actual score the composer wrote for the film “On the Waterfront” starring Marlin Brando.
A section of the Alma Symphony Orchestra
Flutist Tess Miller, a freelance performer and part-time instructor at Alma College, will play “Poem” by Charles Griffes.
Troy junior Amelia Glazier, a double bass performer, says, “I'm looking forward to playing music by these composers. American classical music has a unique feel that draws from both European traditions and the familiar sounds of our country.”
Murray Gross, an assistant professor of music at Alma College, directs the Alma Symphony Orchestra, which includes both student and community musicians.
“He has a contagious sense of enthusiasm and energy while directing,” says Negaunee first-year student Jamie Dunn (viola). “He also is able to relate exactly what he wants from the music in a way that isn't cryptic or vague.”
The student musicians are enthusiastic for the upcoming concert.
“Hearing an orchestra play live is an experience you can't get from just listening to music on your iPod or the radio,” says Glazier.
Holland junior cellist Elizabeth Corbin adds, “It's not everyday that you have the chance to see a symphony perform. We will be performing some great American music.”
Posted: Sat, February 5th, 2011 at 8:36AM