Celebrating the rich musical diversity of the Western Hemisphere, this program begins in Chile with Carlos Zamora’s rhythmic and energetic “Sikuris.” Moving northward, the RSO will perform the iconic “Appalachian Spring Suite” by Aaron Copland, one of the most recognized American composers of the 20th century. This composition draws inspiration from the vastness of the American landscape and rural life. The program concludes with an audience favorite, Dvořák’s “New World Symphony,” written while he lived in the United States. It’s a perfect prelude to another natural wonder: the total solar eclipse that will cross Richmond on April 8.
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 (New World)