Beyond the Score: Ives Symphony No. 2
Friday, April 25, 2014
Who would write the first great American symphony? Enter Charles Ives, a successful insurance executive, musical maverick and wildly experimental composer. In the early 20th century, who else could have included gospel hymns, tunes by Stephen Foster and barn-dance fiddles in a symphony?
Designed for newcomers to classical music and longtime aficionados alike, each Beyond the Score program takes you on a dramatic exploration of a composer’s music.
With live actors, stunning visual projections and musical excerpts played by the CSO, the compelling story of the composer’s life and art unfolds, illuminating the
world that shaped the work’s creation. After an intermission, the Orchestra returns to play the work in its entirety.
Join us after the Friday evening presentation for a Q&A with the Beyond the Score creative team!