Greenwich Village Orchestra: American Vistas
$30 ($20 student/senior); pay-as-you-can available at the door
Samuel Barber — Adagio for Strings
Paul Frucht — A More Perfect Union
Antonín Dvořák — Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178 "From the New World"
]The GVO presents American Vistas, inspired by visions of America and American music. The program, conducted by Music Director Barbara Yahr, includes the New York premiere of "Address for the 50th Anniversary of the Selma March – Eulogy for Reverent Clementa C. Pinckney" from Paul Frucht's A More Perfect Union, a song cycle for baritone and orchestra based on the speeches of President Obama, featuring Metropolitan Opera Young Artist baritone Daniel Rich. The program opens with Missy Mazzoli's These Worlds in Us (2006), dedicated to her father, who fought in the Vietnam war, followed by Barber's Adagio for Strings, and concludes with Dvorak's Symphony No 9, "From the New World."
The Greenwich Village Orchestra is committed to making music at the highest possible level and enriching the lives of both players and audience through emotionally charged, exhilarating performances. The GVO was founded in 1986 by a group of musicians from the New York Metropolitan area. The 70-member community orchestra is made up of accountants, actors, artists, attorneys, carpenters, editors, physicians, professors, photographers, computer programmers, retirees, scientists, students, and teachers, among others. The GVO regularly performs with internationally acclaimed soloists. In recent years, the orchestra has performed alongside soloists such as violinists Andrés Cárdenes, Itamar Zorman, and Hye-Jin Kim; cellists Edward Arron, Raman Ramakrishnan, David Heiss, and Brook Speltz; soprano Christine Goerke; mezzo-sopranos Jennifer Johnson Cano and Naomi O’Connell; baritone Jesse Blumberg; trumpet soloist Brandon Ridenour; and more.http://gvo.org