American Visions

Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 3pm
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall

Aaron Copland: The Boatmen's Dance
Aaron Copland: At the River
Aaron Copland: Simple Gifts
Aaron Copland: Promise of Living

Irving Fine: The Hour-Glass
Alexander deVaron: Songs For a Waxing Moon

Join us in a musical celebration of legendary choral conductor Lorna Cooke deVaron showcasing works by pioneering and contemporary American voices. Experience the warm, quintessentially American lyricism of her colleague Aaron Copland's settings of folk melodies. Enjoy the "unusual melodic grace" in Irving Fine's virtuosic composition, "The Hour-Glass," dedicated to deVaron herself. Then explore the contemporary American soundscape through a world premiere by Lorna's son Alexander on Walt Whitman's transformative poem, "Proto-Leaf." This program will be performed in Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, honoring a towering figure in the very place where she inspired generations of Boston music lovers.

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About Coro Allegro

Coro Allegro, Boston's acclaimed classical chorus for members, friends, and allies of the LGBT community, seeks to affirm, strengthen, and enrich the lives of its members and the broader community through the presentation of outstanding performances of choral music.

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