American Classics: Trail of Tears
Molly Barth, flute

Indian painting (21K)


The PCSO continues the presentation of the dynamic works of composer Michael Daugherty, whose Fire & Blood concerto captivated PCSO audiences last season. From November 1838 to March 1839, tens of thousands of native Americans, many without shoes, were forced to make a 800-mile march for relocation in Oklahoma during the bitter cold of winter. Suffering from exposure, disease, and starvation, thousands died during the five-month march known as the "Trail of Tears." Michael Daugherty's poignant concerto evokes the fiery spirit of the Cherokee people as voiced by extraordinary flutist, Molly Barth. Also on the program are three works by American composers that display the creativity, originality, and innovation of American music.



BERNSTEIN

Overture to Candide

DAUGHERTY

Trail of Tears for Flute and Chamber Orchestra

GRAEF

Cooling In the Peppermint Wind

GROFE

Grand Canyon Suite



Friday, November 18, 2016 Sunday, November 20, 2016
7:30 pm 3:00 pm
Portland FUMC Reynolds Highschool Performing Arts Center
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