Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Happy Birthday, Aaron Copland! A Celebration of American Music

Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 8:00pm

Church of the Ascension, 633 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

Two of the Washington area’s finest musicians, Chris Gekker (trumpet) and Mark Hill (oboe, English horn), join the Takoma Ensemble to celebrate the birthday of one of America’s greatest composers, Aaron Copland.

The concert features Copland’s Quiet City, as well as the beloved “Hoe-down” from Rodeo. Gekker and Hill solo in works by other American composers with the same immediate appeal: Eric Ewazen and Tison Street. The ensemble concludes the evening with a repeat of Charlie Barnett’s wildly popular and engaging Three Completely Workable Perpetual Motion Devices, composed for the Takoma Ensemble and premiered last spring.

Reduced ticket prices available, 16 and under are free.

$25 general admission
$15 "young professional" 30 and under
$10 student (17-25)
16 and under free