Courtney Lewis, Music Director
Anthony McGill, Clarinet
|ELLINGTON||Celebration (Written for the Jacksonville Symphony’s 25th Anniversary)|
Does it get any more American than Aaron Copland and Duke Ellington? One the flagbearer of distinctly American classical music, the other a giant of jazz, yet both found great influence in each other’s genres. Ellington’s Celebration was written for the Jacksonville Symphony’s 25th anniversary and Copland’s Clarinet Concerto with virtuoso clarinetist Anthony McGill is pure joy in a way that may even exceed his famous Appalachian Spring.