2009 Season

American Music from the 1930s

When & Where

Program

Samuel Barber: Overture to School for Scandal
Leo Sowerby: Prairie
William Grant Still: African American Symphony
George Gershwin: Of Thee I Sing
John Alden Carpenter: Sea Drift, Symphonic Poem
William Schuman: American Festival Overture

Description

Journey back to the decade of the Grant Park Music Festival's birth. This timely and revealing exploration of American music from the 1930s will be presented along with an historical overview by City of Chicago Cultural Historian, Tim Samuelson.

Featuring

Carlos Kalmar

Conductor

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