Tonight at FCM: Copland, Foss, Ives, Bernstein

Here is Michael Tilson Thomas, tonight’s guest conductor, with his regular “band,” the San Francisco Symphony, in Aaron Copland’s Orchestral Variations.  Also on the program, Quintets for Orchestra by my teacher Lukas Foss, Leonard Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, and Charles Ives’s New England Holidays.

Seattle SO Spotlights Americans

  Ives, Symphony No. 2, Carter, Instances, Gershwin, An American in Paris Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot, conductor Seattle Symphony Media SSM 1003   On Seattle Symphony’s latest CD, live recordings of American music that might at first seem like strange bedfellows end up being supplied with interesting connections. Part of this is the approach toContinue reading “Seattle SO Spotlights Americans”