Music Director Daniel Hope leads New Century Chamber Orchestra in a program of works from the mid-20th century that shaped the American sound for a new generation, headlined by Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite, in its intimate original setting for 13 instruments. American soprano Leah Hawkins joins New Century for a collection of works highlighting influential voices from the Harlem Renaissance, including William Grant Still, Florence Price, and Langston Hughes.
Generously supported by Trine Sorensen and Michael Jacobson.
David Diamond: Rounds for strings
William Grant Still: Songs of Separation
Harry Lawrence Freeman: "Chloe's Aria" from Voodoo (Arr. Quinn Mason)
Florence Price: "Adoration," for violin and strings (Arr. Paul Bateman)
Florence Price: "We Have Tomorrow" and "Hold Fast To Dreams" (Arr. Quinn Mason)
Duke Ellington: "Come Sunday" (Arr. Paul Bateman)
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite, version for 13 instruments