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Presented by American Symphony Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

A Walt Whitman Sampler
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Walt Whitman, the defining 19th-century poetic voice of America, inspired several generations of European composers. In the 20th century, Whitman’s poetry was adapted during World War I by Othmar Schoeck. The catastrophe of World War II inspired Kurt Weill to turn to Whitman’s writings. Franz Schreker and Ralph Vaughan Williams were drawn to Whitman’s most famous collection, Leaves of Grass, seeking to create music worthy of the power of Whitman’s poetry.
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Performers

American Symphony Orchestra
Leon Botstein, Conductor
Angel Blue, Soprano
Elliot Madore, Baritone
Bard Festival Chorale
James Bagwell, Director

Program

SCHOECK Trommelschläge (US Premiere)
WEILL Four Walt Whitman Songs (NY Premiere)
SCHREKER Vom ewigen Leben (From Eternal Life) (NY Premiere)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS A Sea Symphony

Event Duration

The program will last approximately two hours and thirty minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.

Event Information

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