Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite for Ensemble
SOMETHING TO KNOW:
Copland’s ballet Appalachian Spring tells the story of a young bride and groom and the joy, fear, and uncertainty they experience as they settle into their new farmhouse in the early 19th century.
SOMETHING TO LISTEN FOR:
At the climax of the suite, all of the instruments in the ensemble join together in a chorus of the familiar shaker hymn Simple Gifts.
Filmed live in Alice Tully Hall on October 15, 2019.
Directed by Tristan Cook.