American Landscapes

American Landscapes

National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic
Saturday, June 16, 2018 . 8 PM
Photo by Miguel Alonso.
Principal People: 

James Judd, conductor

Wolf Trap Opera

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In our continuing celebration of Leonard Bernstein at 100, James Judd conducts Bernstein's Songfest which was written as a tribute to the 1976 American Bicentennial and premiered in Washington, DC. Combining poetry from the likes of Frank O'Hara, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, and Gertrude Stein, the work draws a picture of America's past as seen through the eyes of an artist.  

The program also includes George Gershwin's iconic An American in Paris heard in a new edition which corrects and restores many of Gershwin's original musical intentions.  


Aaron Copland: An Outdoor Overture
George Gershwin: An American in Paris
Leonard Bernstein: Songfest


The National Orchestral Institute + Festival brings together aspiring orchestral musicians from across the country for a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration. Chosen by a rigorous, cross-country audition process, these young artists present passionate and awe-inspiring performances of adventuresome repertoire at The Clarice and in the community.