TAKING THE PRIZE: A PULITZER CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Commemorate 100 years of the Pulitzer Prize with a special chamber music program featuring three of the award’s acclaimed winners. 2004’s Paul Moravec creates a “musical meditation” to his favorite Shakespeare play in his feverish Tempest Fantasy. Long regarded as one of this country’s leading composers, Steve Reich won in 2009 with his Double Sextet, an adventurous experiment in sound layering for 12 players. Filled with sweeping grandeur and unrivaled Americana, Aaron Copland’s 1945-winning Suite from Appalachian Spring bursts with joy and pride, from “Simple Gifts” to its quiet, touching finale.