When:
Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 4:00p -
6:00p

Where:
First Church in Boston
66 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116

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Admission:
$20-47

Categories:
Music, Performing Arts

Event website:
http://www.chameleonarts.org

Chameleon Arts Ensemble opens its 20th anniversary season with Aaron Copland’s supreme masterpiece – Appalachian Spring – in a program on the evolution of the American Sound. Creating a language distinct from European traditions became a keen interest for Copland in the mid-1930s, and his use of the Shaker melody “Simple Gifts,” incisive rhythm, and relaxed, open textures, paved the way for a generation. Martha Graham told Copland that she wanted Appalachian Spring to be “a legend of American living, like a bone structure, the inner frame that holds together a people.” Indeed, it stands as one of the most poignant and important works of the 20th century. Also on the concert are a selection of songs by the quintessential American maverick Charles Ives; John Harbison’s North and South for soprano and chamber ensemble; Arthur Berger’s Woodwind Quartet, dedicated to Copland; and a late-Romantic tour de force – the 1908 Piano Quintet in f-sharp minor, by the pioneering Amy Beach.

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24/09/2017 16:00:00 24/09/2017 18:00:00 15 Appalachian Spring: Creating an American Sound Chameleon Arts Ensemble opens its 20th anniversary season with Aaron Copland’s supreme masterpiece – Appalachian Spring – in a program on the evolution of the American Sound. Creating a language di... First Church in Boston, Boston, MA 02116 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit