( Sat., Nov. 19, 2016 )
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
A sample of some of America’s finest composers highlighted by Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue, featuring masterful solo pianist Conrad Tao. Selections from Copland include the distinctly American sound of Our Town, and the Old West drama of Billy the Kid. The program also includes Diamond’s decidedly American take on European musical forms in his Symphony No. 4.