KATONAH, N.Y. – The Copland House Chamber will perform “Songs America Loves to Sing”on Friday at 8 p.m. at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah.
Recently hailed by the New York Times for “illuminating essential truths about the music,” the Music from Copland House ensemble returns to Caramoor in “Songs America Loves to Sing,” a wide-ranging program featuring concert works inspired by the sounds of country, jazz, folk, ragtime, tango and spirituals.
The show includes music by Aaron Copland (selections from “Old American Songs”), Pulitzer Prize-winner John Harbison (“Songs America Loves to Sing”), Mark O’Connor (selections from “Poets and Prophets,” inspired by Johnny Cash), Pierre Jalbert (“Crossings,” a Copland House commission), John Mackey (“Breakdown Tango”), Hale Smith (his classic setting of “Amazing Grace”) and Florence Price (“Gonna Wake Up Singin’”), as well as the pioneers of ragtime (Scott Joplin) and jazz (W. C. Handy).
Performers include Jorell Williams, baritone; Carol Wincenc, flute; Meighan Stoops, clarinet; Gary Levinson, violin; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; and Michael Boriskin, piano.
Tickets range from $15-$40. Click here to purchase tickets.
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is at 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah.