“American Portraits”


Julie Desbordes, conductor (Copland, Bernstein)

Kara Piatt, student conductor (Banfield)

Jamie Bernstein, guest narrator (Copland)


     Bill Banfield, Symphony No.6 “Four Songs for Five American Voices” (20’32)

     I-If Bernstein Wrote It…         

     II-In an Ellington Mood           

     III-I’m DiZzy over Miles          

     IV-Someone Said Her Name Was Sarah




     Aaron Copland: Lincoln Portrait        

     Narrator: Jamie Bernstein

     Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story Symphonic Dances    

Step into the world of "American Portraits" in an evening that promises to be a musical journey through the heart of the United States. Under the skilled baton of conductor Julie Desbordes, the stage will come alive with the resonant harmonies and captivating narratives that define American music. Join us for a symphonic exploration that pays tribute to the essence of America's musical legacy illustrated by Banfield, Copland, and Bernstein; all while being guided by the unparalleled insights of our esteemed guest, Jamie Bernstein.