Symphony San Jose presents American Masters
Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein and “Duke” Ellington
Jazz, Blues and Broadway meet Classical Concert Hall
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
Four composers, whose works defined America in the ‘30s and ‘40s, come together on one grand program: Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, and Duke Ellington.
Copland’s expansive, optimistic Appalachian Spring became known as “the quintessential American sound.” In fact, all four composers could stake that claim. Gershwin and Bernstein each gave us a brilliant mix of symphonic music, jazz and Broadway. And Duke Ellington’s stunning reflection on Black history from slavery to the Harlem Renaissance is considered one of the greatest examples of long-form jazz. Drawing on the blues, soaring gospel music, work songs, swing, and more, Ellington created an all-American orchestral masterpiece.
SINGLE TICKET PRICES: $55 – $115
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Conductor: Tito Muñoz
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
George Gershwin: An American in Paris
Leonard Bernstein: On the Town (Three Dance Episodes)
Duke Ellington: Black, Brown & Beige