Peninsula Symphony Performs American Traditions at San Mateo PAC
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Grammy-winning R&B diva Patti LaBelle has blown audiences away ever since she and her '70s group Labelle belted out "Lady Marmalade." Since then, the powerhouse performer has piled up accolades for a songbook that includes "New Attitude," "If You Asked Me To" and "If Only You Knew." Her soaring voice has graced the halls of the Apollo Theater, the Metropolitan Opera House and the White House. LaBelle's current tour finds her touching on classic tracks and revisiting her gospel music roots. R&B singer Lyfe Jennings ("Must Be Nice," "Cry") starts off the evening with heartfelt songs about his hard-knock life. 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.