NEC Philharmonia + Wolff
March 14, 2012
Hugh Wolff, Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Director of Orchestras, conducts an American-themed concert featuring:
Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Ives Three Places in New England, S.7
Copland Symphony No. 3
Copland and Ives are considered two of the most iconic of American composers, although for the most part their methods were very different. Ives evoked the landscapes and especially the quintessential mosiac of sounds of American life. Copland became a powerful advocate for American music and, particularly during the period of World War II, consciously set about creating music that was idiomatically American.