Celebrated American actor Dennis Quaid joins the Philharmonic to narrate the season finale, “Made in America.” Quaid, known for films including Great Balls of Fire, The Right Stuff, The Rookie, and A Dog’s Journey, will tackle one of the most significant orchestral narrations: A Lincoln Portrait by Aaron Copland. Quaid will then lend his voice as a singer in the original version of the American classic Take Me Out to the Ballgame. This version is being reconstructed by our own Library of Congress Unearthing America’s Musical Treasures team and will be heard live in its original form for the first time in more than a century. Play ball!
Symphony No. 9 in E minor “From the New World”
– Antonín Dvořák
Porgy and Bess Concert Suite – George Gershwin
A Lincoln Portrait – Aaron Copland
Take Me Out to the Ballgame – 1908 original version (Unearthing America’s Musical Treasures project)
Friends: Monday, Mar. 23, 2020
General public: Monday, Mar. 30, 2020