Hues of red, white, and blue color the beloved American music on this concert. Copland’s sentimental Appalachian Spring peeks in on a Pennsylvania wedding and house-raising, while his music from the ballet Rodeo transports listeners dreamily to the old west. Rhapsody in Blue – with its smoky opening clarinet glissando—never fails to evoke a sultry jazz club even though it was originally intended as serious classical and jazz fusion. And Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story depicts the hopeless streets of the city and the hopeful hearts of lovers.
Half price for ages 17 and under.
San Francisco Symphony
Rhapsody in Blue
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.
Concert length is approximately 2 hours.
Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 7:30pm
Davies Symphony Hall
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