America, Vol. 6

Event details

  • Saturday | February 1, 2020
  • 8:00 pm
  • Marietta Performing Arts Center
  • 770-429-2390

America, Vol. 6 continues the Georgia Symphony's multi-year presentation exploring the wide diversity of American music.

Bernstein's comic operetta Candide captures Voltaire's depiction of society. Expressed through a journey of travels, trials, and disillusionment, it ends on a hopeful tone.

Libermann's virtuosic Concerto for Flute and Orchestra was commissioned for Sir James Galaway. Ranging from melodious to rhapsodic, this powerhouse concerto will feature GSO Principal Flute Jeanne Carere.

The GSO collaborates with The Lyric Theatre to present Boyer’s Grammy nominated Ellis Island: The Dream of America. This work for actors, orchestra, and projections explores immigration through the interviews and stories of seven immigrants as found in the Ellis Island Oral History Project. Experience their journey, as they travel from far-away lands to seek opportunities on the shores of America.


Leonard Bernstein
Overture to Candide
Lowell Libermann
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Jeanne Carere, flute
Peter Boyer
Ellis Island: The Dream of America
Presented in collaboration with The Lyric Theatre

The Lyric Theatre

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Jeanne Carere

Jeanne Carere grew up in a very musical family and...

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Timothy Verville

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