Barber, Bernstein, Copeland, Ellington, Floyd, Gershwin, Ives, Joplin, Rodgers, Sondheim, Sousa these are just a few of the celebrated names that come to mind when you think of the distinct and innovative composers of American music. Drawing influence from American folk music, jazz, blues, and pop styles, American composers took the European classical music tradition and made it their own! From classical and jazz, to big band and Broadway, American composers embrace the heart and spirit of the people, cities and landscapes that inspire them. Join us for a night of music celebrating the esteemed works of Americas renowned composers with performances by the talented and professional CMS musicians.
World music pioneer Adam Rudolph and his groundbreaking Go: Organic Orchestra join forces with Brooklyn Raga Massive to create the monumental new album, Ragmala – A Garland of Ragas (Meta Records). Ragmala bridges generations, cultures and traditions in a deep-rooted, forward-looking sound born of 21st-century innovation and hybrid voices. Epic in scale and ambition, the project features 40 world-class musicians including Gnawa master musician Hassan Hakmoun, legendary drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake, forward-thinking cornetist Graham Haynes, and tradition-blurring flutist...
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