The Bucks County Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in the Life Sciences Building at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown.
Music Director José Luis Domínguez leads the musicians in “Music of the Americas,” featuring the sounds of Copland, Bernstein, and Latin America’s most captivating composers.
The concert is sponsored by Malmark Bellcraftsmen and by William and Laurie Schutt.
Join the BCSO as it takes a journey back and forth across the hemisphere—from North America to Central and South America—in the hands of gifted, though perhaps lesser-known, composers. The evening will be a celebration of the artistry of composers who capture the spirit of their unique cultures using popular and folkloric dances as symphonic concert works.
According to Domínguez, “the concert will show how deeply connected we all are on this American continent. The selection of pieces will take performers and audience members on an inspiring journey through powerful, brilliant and masterful music.
“From the light, ‘fast-feet’ joy of Copland’s Hoedown and José Moncayo’s Huapango to the earth-shattering percussion and double basses of Oscar Fernández‘ Batuque, the BCSO will shine and shake the stage with their engaging playing style.”
Also highlighted from the United States are Morton Gould’s “American Salute” and music from Bernstein’s “West Side Story” and Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.” Featured Latin American composers include Enrique Soro, Alberto Ginastera and Arturo Marquéz.
A highlight of this year’s Pops celebration during the BCSO’s 70th Anniversary Season is a special pre-concert reception beginning at 6 p.m. in the Upper Atrium of the Life Sciences Building. Premium ticket holders, age 21 and older, will have a chance to meet Domínguez and hear his remarks about the evening’s concert program. Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be served, and preferred concert seating will be offered to all reception attendees.
Tickets to the concert only are $25 (under 18 free), and can be purchased in Doylestown at Rutherford’s Camera Shop and the Doylestown Bookshop, or online at BucksCountySymphony.org. Premium tickets for the reception and concert are $100, and are available only on the website. Shuttle bus service is available beginning at 5:30 p.m. See the website for details.