“American Masters: Copland and Barber” Join the New Millennium Chamber Orchestra, led by Music Director James Richard Frieman, for a festival of music by "American Masters" Samuel Barber and Aaron Copland.
Featuring two of the 20th century’s most challenging and exciting modern-classic concertos
Copland's genre-smashing Concerto for Clarinet and Strings features local Bay Area clarinet virtuoso Rachel Dusenbury in her first appearance with NMCO.
Concertmaster, recording artist and champion fiddler Colyn Fischer returns as soloist with NMCO in Barber's rarely-heard masterpiece, the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra.
Bay Area soprano Claire Kelm gives her passionate reading of Barber's breathtaking "Knoxville: Summer of 1915,"a tender and haunting setting of a James Agee prose-poem.
NMCO will preform three dances from "Billy the Kid," one of Copland's most famous ballet scores and Variations on a Shaker Theme, his famous setting of the 19th-century melody “Simple Gifts,” from the ballet “Appalachian Spring.