Season Finale: American Perspectives
SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017 | 7:30PM
Lincoln-Way Central Performing Arts Center, 1800 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox
Sean Newhouse, Conductor
Tessa Lark, Violin
In the Season Finale, Maestro Sean Newhouse leads the IPO in a captivating musical journey from "sea to shining sea." All three of these works were written in America, but by composers of diverse backgrounds. The American-born Copland's Buckaroo Holiday instantly conjures up images of the historical American West, while virtuoso double bassist Edgar Meyer's captivating and touching Violin Concerto marries an earthy, folk-like feel with toe-tapping contemporary rhythms. Dvorak's Ninth Symphony, written during his American sojourn, embodies the inspiration he found in African-American spirituals and American Indian legends, as well as the musical heritage of his Czech homeland and the German symphonic tradition. Kentucky-born Tessa Lark joins the IPO for Meyer's Concerto.
Maestro Sean Newhouse is the winner of the Aspen Conducting Prize and is the former Associate Conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra. Read his full bio!
Praise for our guest artist:
"Lark is that rare performer who transforms classical music into a full body experience, captivating to watch, yet projecting an authenticity that feels as genuine as her musicianship." ~The Day
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