Please join us for an exciting afternoon with music by the 3 "B's" of American Music: Brubeck, Bates and Bernstein!
On Sunday, February 24 at 3pm, the Gettysburg College Symphony Orchestra will be performing four masterpieces of American music in Gettysburg's historic Majestic Theater. Each of these four pieces was composed with a unique blend of classical, blues and jazz traditions.
The program opens with Mason Bates' White Lies for Lomax, a tribute to the great blues traditions of the early twentieth century. Next on the program is Leonard Bernstein's masterful score from On the Waterfront, the gritty urban drama that launched Marlon Brando into stardom. On the second half of the program, the orchestra will be joined by jazz legend Chris Brubeck, who will be the soloist in his very own Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra. The concert concludes with a performance of Brubeck's Convergence, a tour de force for full orchestra that ends with a rousing New Orleans march.
Tickets are $5 for adults; students, faculty and staff with College IDs and children under 12 have free admission.