ESO explores the ‘Simple Gifts' of Copland's ‘Appalachian Spring'
Jan 19, 2016 6:13 PM - Music Director Andrew Grams conducts the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in "Copland and Shostakovich" Jan. 30-31 at The Hemmens in Elgin. The program features Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" and Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11. Grams said, "Both works are very cinematic and they almost conjure up movie images in your mind as you listen to them. In fact, after the Shostakovich symphony premiered, it became known as a ‘film score without the film."