New West Symphony 2021-22 Masterpiece Series
Our American Roots
Aaron Copland | Fanfare for the Common Man
Joan Tower | Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
Antonín Dvořák | Suite in A major, Op. 98b “American”
Erich Wolfgang Korngold | Violin Concerto
John Williams | Star Wars Suite
Michael Christie, conductor
Philippe Quint, violin
Joe Sohm, photo historian
Sat, Feb 26, 2022 – Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Sun, Feb 27, 2022 – Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center in Camarillo
Be it Hollywood’s “Silver Screen” or its majestic mountains, rivers and vast plains, America inspires great music and art! Czech-born composer Antonín Dvořák traveled our bustling urban centers and spacious rural landscapes at the end of the 19th century and wove a beautiful tapestry of American traditional styles with Western European symphonic traditions, igniting the work of Aaron Copland and Joan Tower. John Williams and Erich Korngold took that inspiration and created epic scores that have become the soundtracks of our lives. Violin superstar Philippe Quint takes the stage with Michael Christie and the New West Symphony for this kaleidoscopic event celebrating America’s musical heritage.
This concert will also feature the photography of America’s photo-historian Joseph Sohm in the performances of Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Towers’ Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman.
“[Philippe Quint] has produced one of the most persuasive and empathetic recordings of the Korngold Violin Concerto in the catalogue. His seductive tone captivates from the first note, his quicksilver virtuosity suits the piece to perfection, and he gives the work precisely the shaded, bittersweet magic it deserves.” –BBC Music Magazine
Camarillo Only: Interested in a delicious dinner after the concert? Click here to find out more.
Program and artists are subject to change.
Audio Program Notes
Michael Christie’s Concert Playlist
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