The United States is our closest friend and neighbour—its culture and music have a significant impact on us. Sit back, close your eyes, and feel the surf wash over you with John Adams’ Dharma at Big Sur. This amazing live performance event, composed for 6-string electric violin, will feature CPO concertmaster Diana Cohen and an enhanced and eclectic orchestra. Experience the immortal and moving words of the 16th US president in Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait, narrated by a “secret celebrity”, and hum along to the ever-popular tunes from Gershwin’s great opera, Porgy and Bess.
IVES Variations on “America”
BARBER Adagio for Strings
ADAMS Dharma at Big Sur
COPLAND A Lincoln Portrait
GERSHWIN Catfish Row (suite from “Porgy and Bess”)
DIANA COHEN violin
Remember our pre-concert chats start at 1:45 pm.