Classics in the Cohan 4

Classic Series
Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Beatles and American Originals

Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo l 8:00 p.m.
Conductor: Andrew Sewell
Soloist: Lindsay Deutsch, violin

An evening to change way you think of classical music with virtuoso violinist Lindsay Deutsch who loves to mix pop, jazz, folk and rock in the classical style. She will play Beatles Fantasy by young Canadian classical and prolific video game composer Maxime Goulet.

You’ll be delighted with Gershwin’s Strike Up the Band and blues-infused Fantasy on Porgy and Bess.

The concert ends with the first, great American original composer Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 2. Leonard Bernstein called Ives the Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln of American music and often programmed his works. It’s a salute and mix of American hymn, folk and traditional patriotic music sure to inspire.

Repertoire: Click on the piece to hear the music

Gershwin l Strike Up the Band l 3 min.
Goulet l Beatles Fantasy l 10 min.
Gershwin l Fantasy on Porgy and Bess l 12 min.

Intermission l 15 min.

Ives l Symphony No. 2 l 40 min.

Tickets: $20-80