American Voices

Anthony McGill, clarinet
Ashley Becker, soprano

Sunday | November 6, 2022 | 3:00PM

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Gardner | Significant Others
Copland | Clarinet Concerto 
Bernstein | Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah”

Join Anthony McGill and Ashley Becker for an afternoon of American classics! From the jazzy stylings of Copland to the power of Prokofiev, this will be an afternoon to remember.  Gardner’s Significant Others is inspired by another giant personality in music: Leonard Bernstein, and she describes it as “a party with a bittersweet streak running through it.” McGill is the principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, and an active voice for social justice. Becker rejoins the BSO in this collection of iconic works. 

In a letter to Bernstein, Aaron Copland offered his candid assessment of the symphony: “It’s the best thing of yours I’ve seen so far—more consistent in style and more grown-up in many ways. I like best the beginning and the end.”

Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel’s engaging and informative Pre-Concert Lecture will take place at 2:15PM in the Walton Theatre. Doors open at 2:00PM and seating is limited, so please plan accordingly.


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