An American Dream

October 15, 2016 7:30pm

AGNES AND JOSEPH KATZ PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER PITTSBURGH

Program Includes

Symphony No. 2 (Ludwig von Beethoven)
The Unanswered Question (Charles Ives)
Five Sacred Trees (John Williams)
feat. Linda Fisher, soloist
The Cowboys Overture (John Williams)

Our season of great American music opens with composers Charles Ives and John Williams.  Ives’ iconic The Unanswered Question ponders the question of existence: in contemplating the sublime mystery of creation, a question can be better than and answer.  Williams’ “The Five Sacred Trees” is a naturalist, contemporary musical gem, taking inspiration from ancient Celtic mythology.  William’s boisterous The Cowboys Overture instantly conjures up images of the Old American West.

Featured Artist

Linda Fisher, bassoon

Venue Details

Agnes and Joseph Katz Performing Arts Center
Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
5738 Darlington Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217