A mosaic of American composers in large form orchestral works from our musical soil takes center stage in this show. Slang, is an exploration of modern interpretations of classical music by groundbreaking and visionary composers. The program will include the world premiere of Slang!, a new work by Darin Atwater, excerpts from Atwater’s South Side, Symphonic Dances, along with iconic works by George Gershwin, Andre Previn, ending the evening with a soulful interpretation of The American Songbook.
Prior to the evening program, there will be a family-friendly Soulful Sound Park. Soulful Symphony will bring Merriweather to life in exciting new ways, welcoming kids and adults alike to hear stories with orchestra as Soulful transports eyes and ears to a magical submersion of costumes, song and dance. It’s a celebration with music and activities for kids on the lawn.