Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Saturday, June 17 - Save the date - Cambridge Symphony performs Masterworks: Copland and Pope!
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra presents: Masterworks: Copland and Pope
| Kresge Auditorium at MIT, 48 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139
Tickets: $15-$25 | cambridgesymphony.org
The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra’s final Masterworks concert of the season features the world premiere of a new orchestral work based on the tale of The Little Match Girl by noted film composer Conrad Pope, written specifically for the CSO to close their 42nd season. As a highly-sought composer, orchestrator, arranger, and conductor, Conrad Pope is famous for his contributions to many popular films including the Harry Potter series, The Hobbit, and Star Wars series.
Paired with this premiere is the classic Americana of Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3, which premiered in Boston in 1946. The openness and optimism of Copland’s symphony build to a climax in the last movement, which is based on his famous Fanfare for the Common Man. A full press release is attached.
Somerville residents performing in the orchestra include: violinists Erica Siegel, Jenna Hoopingarner, Daphne Layton, Tadhg Pearson, and Songwen Chen; violists Sam Duncan, Ryan Roelke, and Kim Etingoff; cellist Chris Moriarty; oboist Carolyn Hayes; bassoonist Will Gorman; and percussionist Natalie Shelton-May.
About the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra is a community music organization that presents classical music for diverse audiences who value great music in an accessible environment. The overall mission since the founding in 1975 is to harness the power of music to forge lasting relationships with the local community. The CSO continually invests in the community footprint through collaborations with social and cultural organizations in educational programs and spotlight partnerships. The orchestral and chamber music performances at educational facilities (Perkins School for the Blind, Cambridge Community Center), assisted living residences (Youville House, Cadbury Commons), and venues at the center of cultural life in the area (MIT’s Kresge Auditorium, the Cambridge and Somerville Public Libraries, The Center for Arts at the Armory) are motivated by a commitment to deep and meaningful engagement with the community. In all of these projects, the all-volunteer roster is the greatest asset, creating outstanding programming through the combined energy of dozens of dedicated and talented individuals who believe in the importance of classical music and expanding our community’s access to it.