1. LOOKING FOR AMERICA
Elmer Bernstein (1922-2004)
To Kill A Mockingbird Suite (1962)
Michel Legrand (1932-)
A Piece of Sky (Arr. K. Purcell/from the Motion Picture ‘Yentl’) (1983)
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Somewhere (Orig. Arr. by D. Foster | Arr. for Orch. by K.Purcell/from the Musical, ‘West Side Story’) (1961)
Randy Newman (1943-)
The Natural (End Title) (1984)
Ennio Morricone (1928-)
Deborah’s Theme from ‘Once Upon A Time in America’ (1984)
The Untouchables (Main Title) (1987)
Paul Simon (1941-)
America (Arr. K.Purcell) (1968)
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Symphony No.1 in One Movement, op.9 (1931)
A concert with one rosette is an excellent program for engaging new audiences.
Two rosette programs present either works of lesser-known composers whose works I particularly admire; or pieces that have been unjustly neglected over the years, and which should be performed more regularly.
Three rosette programs are a deeply considered exploration of a composer, or works composed in response to, or contemporaneous with, significant moments in history.