Prairie Performances

The American Century

Glenn Gould and Leonard Bernstein at a piano

Glenn Gould and Leonard Bernstein

On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9: Works by great American composers are on offer in a program that begins with Bernstein’s most popular overture, strolls the sleepy streets of Knoxville, and bursts with the vitality of Broadway in the 1930’s. Violinist Rachel Patrick joins Sinfonia da Camera in presenting the world premiere of David Canfield’s Rhapsody after Gershwin, and the concert concludes with a sparkling suite of favorites from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, arranged by Robert Russell Bennett for outsized orchestra.


The American Century (2/18/17)

Sinfonia da Camera
Ian Hobson, music director and conductor

Rachel Patrick, violin
Ollie Watts Davis, soprano


BernsteinCandide Overture

Canfield | Rhapsody after Gershwin

Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Gershwin/arr. Bennett | Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture