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Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Aundi Marie Moore, soprano
Works by Copland, Barber, and Still


William Grant Still (American; 1895-1978)—Darker America (1924)
Samuel Barner (American; 1910-1981)—Knoxville: Summer of 1915 for high voice and orchestra, Op.24 (1947)
Alvin Singleton (American; 1940)—Eine Idee ist ein Stück Stoff (1988)
Aaron Copland (American; 1900-1990)—Appalachian Spring, concert suite after the ballet (1944)

Internationally recognized for his moving performances, innovative programming and extensive catalogue of recordings, American conductor Gerard Schwarz appears with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Chesapeake native, Grammy Award-winning soprano Aundi Marie Moore on Saturday, May 15 for American Classics. Schwarz serves as Music Director of the All-Star Orchestra, Eastern Music Festival, Palm Beach Symphony and Mozart Orchestra of New York, and is Conductor Laureate of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Emeritus of the Mostly Mozart Festival.