Center for the Arts Is a Stop on EOS Orchestra’s First National Tour

Posted: February 28, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Artistic Director Jonathan Sheffer leads the Eos Orchestra tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts as part of the Magnificent Music series of “Great Performances at Mason.” The program for this performance, part of the young orchestra’s first national tour, includes Aaron Copland’s Music for Movies, The Cummington Story, The City Suite, and the complete ballet of Appalachian Spring. The program also includes music by Paul Bowles, including his Suite for Small Orchestra and Romantic Suite. An artistic discussion, free to ticketholders, begins 45 minutes prior to the curtain on the Grand Tier.

“We are very pleased to embark on Eos’ inaugural national tour,” says Sheffer. “Marking an historic moment in Eos’ eight year history, our visit to locations throughout the southeastern United States offers us an opportunity to perform Aaron Copland’s rarely heard film scores for a new and diverse audience. Eos seeks to re-imagine the live music experience with a focus on re-discovery of important neglected works and composers, thematic programming, and collaboration with other artistic disciplines.”

Sheffer founded and has led the Eos Orchestra for eight years, garnering both national and international recognition. Released in January 2001 in honor of Copland’s centenary year, the orchestra’s CD Celluloid Copland was recently nominated for a Grammy Award.

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