Saturday, May 4, 2013 8:00 p.m.
Oakcrest School – 850 Balls Hill Rd. McLean, VA
Maestra Burns inaugural season comes to an end but not before she takes us on a magnificent journey that begins on Route 66, a seven-minute cross-country travelogue by Michael Daugherty. Our travels take us to Tennessee where we indulge in soprano soloist Courtenay Budd’s performance of Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Leonard Bernstein’s Glitter and Be Gay. Then it’s off to Paris where we dance to Ravel’s La Valse, his tribute to Johann Strauss. In George Gershwin’s An American in Paris we soak up the sights and energy of the 1920’s French capital, complete with honking taxicabs! As always we offer free parking and our popular post-concert cake and champagne reception, open to all.
Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Courtenay Budd, soprano soloist
Pavane for a Dead Princess
An American in Paris