The Force of American Music


Date & Time
Sunday, October 21st 2018 at 3:00 PM

The PRCOrchestra’s 25th season begins on October 21 at Maine East High School. The Force of American Music is an exploration of American music and a tribute to Leonard Bernstein on the 100th anniversary of his birth, featuring Overture to Candide, music from On the Waterfront, as well as selections from West Side Story. The foray into American classical music and romance continues with Rodeo by Copland, Bernstein’s most famous mentor and inspiration. The concert closes with a premier of the latest chapter of the epic space opera, Williams’ Star Wars: Suite from The Force Awakens.

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Overture to Candide
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Selections from West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Suite
John Williams (b. 1932)


Victor Muenzer, Conductor