Peninsula Symphony Performs American Traditions at San Mateo PAC
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Formed by Doug "Cosmo" Clifford and Stu Cook, two of the founding members of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Creedence Clearwater Revisited plays classic hits such as "Fortunate Son," "Bad Moon Rising," "Proud Mary," "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" and many more. The two are joined by lead singer/rhythm guitar player John Tristao (formerly of the band People), lead guitarist Kurt Griffey (who's toured with members of the Eagles, Foreigner and more) and multi-instrumentalist Steve Gunner. What started as a plan to perform at private parties has turned into almost 20 years of touring to enthusiastic crowds. The band even released an album, "Recollection," in 2008 featuring their version of CCR songs. Fans of CCR and classic rock will love hearing the band's hits live with the same energy they had back in the day. Joining Creedence Clearwater Revisited is Robert Randolph & The Family Band, who have an upbeat, soul/funk/gospel sound. Randolph was also named one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone. Learn More
- Fanfare for the Common Man, Aaron Copland
- Concert Suite, Gwyneth Walker
- Symphony No. 2 (“Romantic”), Howard Hanson
- When Johnnie Comes Marching Home, Roy Harris
- Amber Waves, Morton Gould
- Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin
Thomas Hansen, one of the Bay Area’s most dynamic and distinctive pianists, will perform a jewel of the American repertoire, George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”, possibly the greatest fusion of jazz and classical music ever penned. The San Mateo County Times has called Hansen’s playing “fresh, scintillating and lyrical”. A respected teacher, Mr. Hansen serves on the faculties of Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, Crestmont Conservatory of Music in San Mateo, and the Nueva School in Hillsborough.
Other highlights of the American Traditions program include: the West Coast Premiere of Gwyneth Walker’s “Concert Suite”, Aaron Copland’s stirring tune, the “Fanfare for the Common Man” signifying the strength and sense of purpose of the Greatest Generation of Americans, and Howard Hanson’s Second Symphony, the broad-shouldered, robust statement of Midwestern energy and ardor. The Symphony will also perform several rousing works, Roy Harris’ “When Johnnie Comes Marching Home”, and Morton Gould’s “Amber Waves”. Join the Peninsula Symphony in this celebration of our nation’s musical treasures.