November 18, 2016, 7:30pm
American Classics: Trail of Tears
The PCSO continues the presentation of the dynamic works of composer Michael Daugherty, whose Fire & Blood concerto captivated PCSO audiences. From November 1838 to March 1839, tens of thousands of native Americans, with scant clothing and many without shoes, were forced to make a 800-mile march for relocation in Oklahoma during the bitter cold of winter. Suffering from exposure, disease, and starvation, nearly thousands died during the five-month march known as the "Trail of Tears." Michael Daugherty's poignant concerto is brought to life by the extraordinary flutist Molly Barth.
BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
DAUGHERTY Trail of Tears for Flute and Chamber Orchestra
GRAEF Cooling In the Peppermint Wind
GROFE Grand Canyon Suite
November 18, 2016, 7:30pm, Portland First United Methodist Church
November 20, 2016, 3:00 pm, Reynolds Highschool Performing Arts Center, Troutdale OR
Portland First United Methodist Church
Tickets available at the door.