The American Spirit

May 13, 2017 7:30pm

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

Program Includes

The White Peacock (Charles Griffes)
Symphony – World Premiere (Robert Schultz)
Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, arr. John Wilson)
Jazz Violin Concerto -Pittsburgh Premiere (Scott Routenberg)
Roy Sonne, soloist
Porgy & Bess: A Symphonic Picture (George Gershwin, arr. Russell Bennett)

Our season finale explores the past and future of American symphonic music by pairing Charles Griffes’ impressionistic tone poem The White Peacock with a bold and expressive new Symphony by local composer Robert Schultz. We deliver the confluence of jazz and the symphony orchestra with Routenberg’s Jazz Violin Concerto and Ellington’s Sophisticated Lady with the passion and drama of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

Featured Artists

Roy Sonne, violin

Venue Details

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