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American Fanfare

September 24 at 7:30 pm

Six Americans create varied, vibrant portraits of Americanness and together tell a rich and layered tale of this country’s musical heritage.

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American Fanfare


September 24
7:30 pm
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E.J. Thomas Hall
198 Hill Street
Akron, OH 44325 United States
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Six Americans compose portraits of our nation and our people. Copland’s brass and percussion fanfare salutes civilians serving our country through simple daily acts. Gershwin’s jazz-age portrayal of an American visitor to Paris revels in musical tone painting. Shakamaxon is the historic Indian village—bordering on present-day Philadelphia—where Chief Tamanend signed the 1682 treaty between William Penn and the Lenape Indians. Jerod Tate’s spirited dance for strings pays respectful and playful homage to the Lenape people.

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Christopher Wilkins, conductor
John Gruber, trombone

Aaron Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Florence Price Andante moderato
Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate Moccasin Game
William Grant Still Symphony No. 2 “Song of a New Race”
George Walker Trombone Concerto
George Gershwin An American in Paris

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All concerts take place at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, located on the campus of The University of Akron. Per guidelines set by the University of Akron, masks are optional for all patrons attending concerts at EJ Thomas Hall.

Single tickets go on sale August 1.


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