The ASO opens the 2019-20 season with
a program celebrating America!
Peter Stafford Wilson, Guest Conductor
Copland Appalachian Spring
Neos Dance Theatre
Bernstein Selections from West Side Story
Dvořák Symphony No.9, op.95, E minor (From the New World)
Adrian Wyard, visual artist
Preconcert gala reception 6:00-7:00 p.m. sponsored by a donor family at the Ashland County Community Foundation who wish to remain anonymous.
About the visual accompaniment for Symphony No.9: Featuring glorious landscape imagery from all across America, these visuals premiered with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra in December 2017.
Each visual accompaniment is unique and for this piece a light touch was needed so that Dvořák’s well-loved music remains the focal point of the experience. The visuals simply depict a journey across the country with each movement centered on a broad theme. For the first movement the theme is water, the second features the desert night sky, the third introduces animals and spring ﬂowers, and the final movement tours majestic mountains through the seasons and concludes our journey across The New World.
This accompaniment features the work of remarkable landscape photographer, Tom Oord.
Underwriters Packaging Corporation of America and Dr. JoAnn Ford Watson
West Side Story sponsor Sutton Bank
Program notes Directions Credit Union