James Ross, conductor
Michelle Cann, pianist
Michelle Cann appears by arrangement with the Curtis Institute of Music
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Coleman: Umoja: Anthem of Unity
The season launches with two giants from the symphonic repertoire: Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Described as a “compelling, sparkling virtuoso,” Michelle Cann will grace the ASO stage with Gershwin’s Rhapsody. The concert also features Copland’s inspired Fanfare for the Common Man and Umoja by Valerie Coleman, recently commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Please note: this is a repertoire change from the originally scheduled Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.