The Dearborn Symphony performs music by American masters — Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin — “three powerhouses that would be on the Mount Rushmore of American Music” at 8 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.
Tickets range from $15 to $35. Call the Symphony at 313-565-2424 or the theater box office at 313-943-2354. Go to dearbornsymphony.org for more information.
Revel in the sounds that define American music under the baton of the symphony’s new conductor, Steven Jarvi. The curtain rises with Bernstein’s magnum opus “West Side Story.”
Jarvi said it’s “the most successful and beautiful musical theater piece out there.”
Next up, hear Copland’s “Old American Songs,” renditions of familiar pieces, such as “Simple Gifts” and “Zion’s Waltz,” sung by acclaimed baritone Jonathan Lasch.
Critics have described Lasch as possessing a voice of “arresting color and heft” that is “thrillingly resonant” and “penetrating.”
The concert climaxes with Gershwin’s symphonic masterpiece, “An American in Paris,” that musically describes a hero’s journey through Paris — jazzy with very colorful sounds of the city that include old taxi horns and saxophones.
Jarvi will present a guided musical tour of “An American in Paris” in the very first ever “Inside the Music” series.
The Dearborn Symphony has partnered with local restaurants for “Dinner and a Concert.” The restaurants — The Dearborn Inn, Mint 29, Tria at The Henry, and La Pita — offer a 20 percent discount to symphony ticket-holders on concert nights. Reservations are recommended.