Our final performance of the season unites us through our shared experiences as Americans. Vietnam Veteran James “Kimo” Williams offers a unique musical and multimedia tribute to our service members, using veteran photographs submitted by patrons and musicians to accompany this moving performance.
Experience our country’s legacy through the eyes of two others—Ives, offers an unexpected version of America, followed by Dvořák’s New World Symphony, embodying the American spirit through the eyes of an immigrant. Please join us to celebrate our nation and our dedicated service men and women, as we close this incredible season.
Ives Variations on “America”Williams Symphony for the Sons of Nam, Chapter 2Williams A Veteran’s Lament*Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
*World Premiere of orchestral arrangement.
The June 8th Symphony Center performance will be video recorded and air on WYCC PBS Chicago.Digital Guide