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Music Unwound: “AMERICAN ROOTS”


Sat, Nov 17, 2018 – 7:30 PM

Sun, Nov 18, 2018 – 2:30 PM

Washington Pavilion


Author and musicologist Joseph Horowitz returns with a new Music Unwound program, exploring elements that are distinctly American. Charles Ives’ Second Symphony actually contains no original tunes! Every melody is from Americana, but ingeniously woven into a symphonic texture. William Sharp, the baritone who is considered the foremost expositor of American song, joins us for this program along with Sioux Falls native Paul Sánchez, playing Gershwin’s masterpiece.

Dvořák                            Suite in A Major, Op. 98, “American”

Gershwin                      Rhapsody in Blue

   Paul Sánchez, piano

Ives                                   Symphony No. 2

Pre-Concert Recital

Please join us for a pre-concert recital and discussion with Maestro Delta David Gier, Joseph Horowitz, William Sharp, and Paul Sánchez at 6:30 PM on Saturday in the Mary W. Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion.

Concert Insights

Concert Insights will happen Sunday, November 18 at 1:30 PM in the Mary W. Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion.

7 @ 7

7 @ 7 is scheduled for Saturday, November 17 at 7:00 PM in the 3rd floor lobby of the Washington Pavilion.

This concert is generously sponsored by:

and the Mary Chilton DAR Foundation