scso presents

Simple
Gifts

A true infusion of masterworks, members of the Sioux City Symphony bring to life this imaginative collection of music. A classic ode to the American frontier Appalachian Spring is set beneath vistas and wide-open spaces and depicts a pioneering spirit through its iconic variations on the folk song “simple gifts.”

Also on the concert are the bracing harmonies and infectious rhythms of Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale and the touching music by one of the most versatile American composers, William Grant Still known as the “Dean of African-American Composers.”

Apr

24

Saturday, Apr. 24 | 7:30PM

Orpheum Theatre

The
Program

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

  • Serenade for Winds, Op.7 (1881)

 

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

  • L’Histoire du soldat ( sThe Soldier’s Tale): Suite (1920)
  1. The Soldier’s March
  2. Airs by a Stream
  3. Pastorale
  4. Royal March
  5. The Little Concert<
  6. Three Dances: Tango – Waltz – Ragtime
  7. Dance of the Devil
  8. Grand Choral
  9. Triumphal March of the Devil

 

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

  • Appalachian Spring: (Suite for 13 Instruments) (1970)

 

William Grant Still (1895-1978)

  • Serenade for Flute, Clarinet, Harp, and Strings (1957)

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)










Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

William Grant Still (1895-1978)

Serenade for Winds, Op.7 (1881)

L'Histoire du soldat ( sThe Soldier's Tale): Suite (1920)
1. The Soldier’s March
2. Airs by a Stream
3. Pastorale
4. Royal March
5. The Little Concert
6. Three Dances: Tango – Waltz – Ragtime
7. Dance of the Devil
8. Grand Choral
9. Triumphal March of the Devil

Appalachian Spring: (Suite for 13 Instruments) (1970)

Serenade for Flute, Clarinet, Harp, and Strings (1957)

Program
Notes

 

We’re pleased to be able to provide full program notes for this performance. You can find them at the link below.

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What You'll
Hear.

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