NSO at Wolf Trap: America the Beautiful & Ansel Adams
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The last date listed for America the Beautiful was Saturday July 27, 2013 / 8:30pm.
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Featured review from Lynn Kletzkin
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We really enjoyed the music/photo combination conception. The NSO was lovely and the conductor was fantastic and funny at the same time. We wished words were provided for the second verse of America the Beautiful since few of us knew the words. A real feel good American experience!
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This was certainly NOT one of NSO's better Wolf Trap performances. I didn't care for their rendition of "American in Paris" at all which is a favorite of mine. The Ansel Adams photographs were interesting to see but the accompanying music was...continued
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“As majestic images of Half Dome and Horsetail Falls fade in and out on a giant screen, the music builds and then melts to mirror the majesty of a church or echoes the Southwestern style as a mission takes the screen. When the final moonlit mountain went dark, the music stopped and the full house erupted. The effect is both inspiring and humbling.” —J.T. Long, _Sacramento Press _
Learn more about the pre-show presentation, which begins 60 minutes before show time.
Copland: _Fanfare for the Common Man _
Williams: Music from the movie _Lincoln _
Copland: _A Lincoln Portrait _
Brubeck: Ansel Adams: America
Gershwin: _An American in Paris _
About the Ticket Supplier: Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap plays a valuable leadership role in both the local and national performing arts communities. Through a wide range of artistic and education programs, Wolf Trap enhances our nation’s cultural life and ensures that the arts remain accessible and affordable to the broadest possible audience.
Wolf Trap is run through a public/private partnership between the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. The Foundation, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, creates and selects programming; develops education programs; handles ticket sales, marketing, publicity, and public relations; and raises funds to support these programs while keeping ticket prices affordable. The National Park Service maintains the grounds and buildings of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and provides technical theater assistance for the Filene Center.