J’Lan Stewart, favorite from the 2023 Songbook Academy finals will join the Symphony Orchestra to sing “The Impossible Dream” at the CSO’s Veteran’s Day performance
With a diverse repertoire that pays homage to the past while embracing the present, our CSO audience is in for an unforgettable experience.
Coleman, Umoja, Anthem of Unity
Ravel, Tombeau de Couperin
Leigh, The Impossible Dream
Ives, Variations on America
Still, Afro American Symphony, No. 1
Next, prepare to be transported to a bygone era with its Baroque influences and graceful melodies by Maurice Ravel’s “Tombeau de Couperin.”
Charles Ives’ “Variations on America” injects an element of playfulness into the concert, where symphony musicians tackle this innovative and daring exploration of the American national anthem. With its surprising twists and turns, Ives challenges the conventional boundaries of orchestral music.
Lastly, delve into William Grant Still’s groundbreaking “Afro American Symphony, No. 1.” This pioneering work, the first symphony by an African-American composer to be performed by a major orchestra, exudes a profound sense of pride and identity. Its blend of African-American folk themes with European classical forms showcases the rich cultural tapestry of America.
Experience awe and inspiration at the Palladium for the Center for the Performing Arts. This Carmel Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks Concert stands as a testament to the enduring power of music to connect contemporary voices and perspectives.