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American Sketches

Sunday, October 20, 2019

3:00 PM

Moody Performance Hall

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Overview

Travel to the American West with the Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofe. Experience the rugged beauty, sounds and mystique of the Grand Canyon through the voices of the orchestral instruments and unique percussion sound effects.

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance with William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1 (Afro-American Symphony). Written in a traditional classical form, it incorporates jazz, spirituals, and the blues, and even has a part for a banjo!

The concert will also include
Fanfare for the Common Man, Aaron Copland
Concerto for Marimba and Strings, First Movement, Séjourné
Porgi amore, from La nozze di Figaro, Mozart

All NTSO concerts this season will be free of charge and open to the public. Simply come to the box office to pick up your free admission ticket to the concert.