Saturday, June 3, 2023 @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm (PDT)
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$35 ($24 senior/student)

In yet another unique and adventurous program, the Philharmonic performs works by composers from five different countries of the American continent. Mexico’s José Pablo Moncayo, one of his country's most revered composers, is represented by his festive Sinfonietta. Canadian composer Jean Coulthard's Prayer for Elizabeth, written to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, is a heartfelt meditation in the manner of Barber's Adagio for Strings. From Brazil, we sample the evocative music of Camargo Guarnieri, as one of the Philharmonic's dearest friends, the dynamic pianist Sophie Lippert, performs his Piano Concerto No. 1. Following intermission, we turn to the hauntingly beautiful Mediodía en en Llano ("Afternoon on the Plain") by Venezuela’s Antonio Estévez. The concert ends on U.S. soil with the Concerto for Orchestra by Morton Gould, a work that deftly combines classical, popular, and jazz elements. (Including a rip-roaring boogie-woogie finale!)

Youth 16 and under are free and can receive a complimentary ticket at the Benaroya Hall ticket office 2 hours before the concert start time.