Marin Alsop led works by Samuel Barber and George Gershwin to anchor this concert that closed with Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony. The program opened with former CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Anna Clyne’s Masquerade, premiered under Alsop’s baton on the Last Night of the Proms in 2013. The broadcast continues with two CSO recordings: Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra led by Seiji Ozawa for RCA in 1967 and selections from John Williams’s soundtrack to Lincoln, conducted by the composer.

Clyne Masquerade
Barber Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 17
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
ENCORE: Peterson Blues Etude
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70
Marin Alsop, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in November 2015

Britten Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Recorded in Medinah Temple on July 18, 1967, by RCA

Williams Selections from Lincoln
John Williams, conductor
Recorded in Orchestra Hall in May 2012 by Sony

This program will be available until July 4, 2019.

Program notes for Clyne’s Masquerade, Barber’s Second Essay, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony are here; and notes for Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra are here. For more information about Williams’s soundtrack to Lincoln and to purchase the recording, please follow this link.

Performer Biographies

Marin Alsop, conductor
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
John Williams, conductor

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