Walker Trombone Concerto with the Akron Symphony Orchestra
September 24 @ 7:30 pm
Six Americans compose portraits of our nation and our people. Copland’s brass and percussion fanfare salutes civilians serving our country through simple daily acts. Gershwin’s jazz-age portrayal of an American visitor to Paris revels in musical tone painting. Shakamaxon is the historic Indian village—bordering on present-day Philadelphia—where Chief Tamanend signed the 1682 treaty between William Penn and the Lenape Indians. Jerod Tate’s spirited dance for strings pays respectful and playful homage to the Lenape people.
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Christopher Wilkins, conductor
John Gruber, trombone
Aaron Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Florence Price Andante moderato
Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate Moccasin Game
William Grant Still Symphony No. 2 “Song of a New Race”
George Walker Trombone Concerto
George Gershwin An American in Paris