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DSO – 25th Annual Salute to America

DSO – 25th Annual Salute to America

Join us for the 25th anniversary of our quintessential Fourth of July celebration. A mesmerizing joint concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band, the premier touring musical representatives of the United States Army, overwhelms Greenfield Village with goodwill. The finale is the DSO’s stirring rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, played in harmony with authentic cannon fire under a canopy of fireworks.

DSO – 25th Annual Salute to America

DSO – 25th Annual Salute to America

Join us for the 25th anniversary of our quintessential Fourth of July celebration. A mesmerizing joint concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band, the premier touring musical representatives of the United States Army, overwhelms Greenfield Village with goodwill. The finale is the DSO’s stirring rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, played in harmony with authentic cannon fire under a canopy of fireworks.

DSO – 25th Annual Salute to America

DSO – 25th Annual Salute to America

Join us for the 25th anniversary of our quintessential Fourth of July celebration. A mesmerizing joint concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band, the premier touring musical representatives of the United States Army, overwhelms Greenfield Village with goodwill. The finale is the DSO’s stirring rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, played in harmony with authentic cannon fire under a canopy of fireworks.

DSO – 25th Annual Salute to America

DSO – 25th Annual Salute to America

Join us for the 25th anniversary of our quintessential Fourth of July celebration. A mesmerizing joint concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band, the premier touring musical representatives of the United States Army, overwhelms Greenfield Village with goodwill. The finale is the DSO’s stirring rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, played in harmony with authentic cannon fire under a canopy of fireworks.

Orchestra Iowa – Music of John Williams

Orchestra Iowa – Music of John Williams

One of the most iconic film composers of all time, John Williams has score the soundtracks for some of the greatest blockbuster hits of the past four decades, including Star Wars, E.T., Jurassic Park, Jaws, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, and more!

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa – Marsalis in Iowa

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa – Marsalis in Iowa

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Orchestra Iowa’s Marsalis in Iowa – Recorded 3/10-11/17

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ELLINGTON Three Black Kings
S. BEAMISH Under the Wing of the Rock: Saxophone Concerto No. 2
WILLIAMS Escapades
COPLAND Symphony No. 3

Three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master, Branford Marsalis headlines this program showcasing the unique intersections of jazz and classical composition technique. Originally written for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Duke Ellington’s Three Black Kings uses rhythmic dance with stylistic elements of jazz and gospel idioms to paint a portrait of Balthazaar (King of the Magi), King Solomon, and Martin Luther King. One of America’s most important composers, Aaron Copland fused together distinctly American sounds with the traditions of European masters when he wrote his Third Symphony at the end of World War II.

Jazz and classical artist, Branford Marsalis, of the famed Marsalis musical family, has established a career as a performer of international renown, equally at home in both concert halls and jazz clubs. Prominent Scottish composer, Sally Beamish’s second saxophone concerto, Under the Wing of the Rock, was dedicated to Branford, and he subsequently recorded the work. Film composer John Williams wrote the soundtrack to the 2002 movie, Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks – a score full of suspense and intrigue that was later adapted by the composer into the saxophone concerto, Escapades.

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa – Marsalis in Iowa

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa – Marsalis in Iowa

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Orchestra Iowa’s Marsalis in Iowa – Recorded 3/10-11/17

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ELLINGTON Three Black Kings
S. BEAMISH Under the Wing of the Rock: Saxophone Concerto No. 2
WILLIAMS Escapades
COPLAND Symphony No. 3

Three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master, Branford Marsalis headlines this program showcasing the unique intersections of jazz and classical composition technique. Originally written for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Duke Ellington’s Three Black Kings uses rhythmic dance with stylistic elements of jazz and gospel idioms to paint a portrait of Balthazaar (King of the Magi), King Solomon, and Martin Luther King. One of America’s most important composers, Aaron Copland fused together distinctly American sounds with the traditions of European masters when he wrote his Third Symphony at the end of World War II.

Jazz and classical artist, Branford Marsalis, of the famed Marsalis musical family, has established a career as a performer of international renown, equally at home in both concert halls and jazz clubs. Prominent Scottish composer, Sally Beamish’s second saxophone concerto, Under the Wing of the Rock, was dedicated to Branford, and he subsequently recorded the work. Film composer John Williams wrote the soundtrack to the 2002 movie, Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks – a score full of suspense and intrigue that was later adapted by the composer into the saxophone concerto, Escapades.

Orchestra Iowa – Marsalis in Iowa

Orchestra Iowa – Marsalis in Iowa
ELLINGTON Three Black Kings
S. BEAMISH Under the Wing of the Rock: Saxophone Concerto No. 2
WILLIAMS Escapades
COPLAND Symphony No. 3

Three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master, Branford Marsalis headlines this program showcasing the unique intersections of jazz and classical composition technique. Originally written for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Duke Ellington’s Three Black Kings uses rhythmic dance with stylistic elements of jazz and gospel idioms to paint a portrait of Balthazaar (King of the Magi), King Solomon, and Martin Luther King. One of America’s most important composers, Aaron Copland fused together distinctly American sounds with the traditions of European masters when he wrote his Third Symphony at the end of World War II.

Jazz and classical artist, Branford Marsalis, of the famed Marsalis musical family, has established a career as a performer of international renown, equally at home in both concert halls and jazz clubs. Prominent Scottish composer, Sally Beamish’s second saxophone concerto, Under the Wing of the Rock, was dedicated to Branford, and he subsequently recorded the work. Film composer John Williams wrote the soundtrack to the 2002 movie, Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks – a score full of suspense and intrigue that was later adapted by the composer into the saxophone concerto, Escapades.

Orchestra Iowa – Marsalis in Iowa

Orchestra Iowa – Marsalis in Iowa
ELLINGTON Three Black Kings
S. BEAMISH Under the Wing of the Rock: Saxophone Concerto No. 2
WILLIAMS Escapades
COPLAND Symphony No. 3

Three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master, Branford Marsalis headlines this program showcasing the unique intersections of jazz and classical composition technique. Originally written for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Duke Ellington’s Three Black Kings uses rhythmic dance with stylistic elements of jazz and gospel idioms to paint a portrait of Balthazaar (King of the Magi), King Solomon, and Martin Luther King. One of America’s most important composers, Aaron Copland fused together distinctly American sounds with the traditions of European masters when he wrote his Third Symphony at the end of World War II.

Jazz and classical artist, Branford Marsalis, of the famed Marsalis musical family, has established a career as a performer of international renown, equally at home in both concert halls and jazz clubs. Prominent Scottish composer, Sally Beamish’s second saxophone concerto, Under the Wing of the Rock, was dedicated to Branford, and he subsequently recorded the work. Film composer John Williams wrote the soundtrack to the 2002 movie, Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks – a score full of suspense and intrigue that was later adapted by the composer into the saxophone concerto, Escapades.

Radio ReBroadcast: Des Moines Symphony – Appalachian Spring/Memorial Day Tribute

Radio ReBroadcast: Des Moines Symphony – Appalachian Spring/Memorial Day Tribute

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphony’s of Iowa – Appalachian Spring/Memorial Day Tribute – Recorded 5/23-24

COPLAND – Fanfare for the Common Man; A Lincoln Portrait; Appalachian Spring
Steve HEI TZEG – Symphony In Sculpture II
John WILLIAMS – An American Saga: Music from The Patriot, Lincoln, Midway and Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan
HANSON – Song of Democracy

7pm Central Time

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Experience Copland’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Appalachian Spring, one of the most iconic pieces of music ever written. The evocative film music of John Williams: The Patriot, Lincoln, Midway and Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan, honors those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy. And, as an encore to the hugely successful Symphony In Sculpture, we have commissioned Steve Heitzeg to compose a new work inspired by the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, including its newest addition, Olafur Eliasson’s colorful Panoramic Awareness Pavilion.