The acclaimed CMS salutes the vast musical influence of America -- from folk songs to marches and beyond -- with its latest concert at Alice Tully Hall. Baritone Randall Scarlata joins marimba specialist Ayano Kataoka, along with three other percussionists, Christopher Froh, Eduardo Leandro and Ian David Rosenbaum, violinist Chad Hoopes and a pair of pianists for this show, Michael Brown and Gilbert Kalish, which opens with a medley of patriotic tunes by Louis Gottschalk, followed by a Dvorák sonatina. The Bohemian composer is known for his productive sojourn to our shores in 1892, which informed much of his musical output, including his legendary From the New World symphony. Also on tap are Selected Songs for Baritone and Piano by part-time insurance salesman and modernist composer Charles Ives, as well as Pulitzer and Grammy-winning George Crumb's American Songbook II: A Journey Beyond Time.
Program (subject to change):
Gottschalk: The Union, Concert Paraphrase on National Airs for Piano, Op. 48 (1862)
Dvořák: Sonatina in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 100 (1893)
Ives: Selected Songs for Baritone and Piano (c.1917-21)
Crumb: American Songbook II: A Journey Beyond Time for Baritone, Piano, and Percussion (2003)