The wcfsymphony’s “Rediscover” encore concert features composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain. He performs his very own Woodbox Violin Concerto, an eclectic piece combining a wide array of styles, as well as presents a world premiere of his Young Person’s GPS for Our Orchestra: Themes and Variations on Haitian Folk Songs. A modern twist on Benjamin Britten’s famous Guide, the piece explores the colors of the orchestra using two Haitian folk songs for its themes.
The concert opens with a pairing of Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Manwith Joan Tower’sFor the Uncommon Woman. The wcfsymphony honors the memory of several patrons and friends with a performance of Barber’s gorgeous Adagio for Strings, and closes the concert with Ives’s Variations on ‘America’as orchestrated by William Schuman. Tune in to Iowa Public Radio Classical on Monday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. for this Symphonies of Iowa encore broadcast.
Jason Weinberger, conductor
Daniel Bernard Roumain, violin and composer
COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man
TOWER For the Uncommon Woman
ROUMAIN Woodbox Violin Concerto
BARBER Adagio for Strings
ROUMAIN A Young Person’s GPS for Our Orchestra: Themes and Variations on Haitian Folk Songs
IVES Variations on ‘America’ (orchestrated by William Schuman)
(Concert recorded April 11, 2015)