Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor
Aaron Copland wrote his two sets of Old American Songs for the great tenor Peter Pears and singular baritone William Warfield. From publication forward they were a national treasure, presenting American song tunes in the formal concert hall, placing the American folk idiom on the same stage as Mozart and Beethoven. Containing Simple Gifts, At the River, The Little Horses, Zion’s Walls, and many more, the Old American Songs stand as one of the great testaments of American musical life. Clara Osowski is mezzo-soprano soloist in Copland’s remarkable In the Beginning. Also on this program is the premiere of Beloved of the Sky by Canadian composer Tawnie Olson, winner of the 2018 Barlow Prize. Olson, whose music is described as glorious, ethereal, and mesmerizing, draws inspiration from politics, spirituality, and the natural world.
Join us for a Pre-Concert Conversation one hour before each concert. Pre-Concert Conversations generally last 30 minutes.
Thu, Jan 21, 7:00pm | Naples – Vanderbilt Presbyterian1225 Piper Blvd, Naples
Fri, Jan 22, 7:30pm | Coral Gables – First United Methodist536 Coral Way, Coral Gables
Sat, Jan 23, 7:30pm | Ft. Lauderdale – All Saints Episcopal333 Tarpon Drive Ft. Lauderdale
Sun, Jan 24, 4:00pm | Miami Beach – All Souls Episcopal4025 Pine Tree Drive Miami Beach
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