Masterworks V

Candide

April 7, 2019 at 3pm
Collins Center for the Arts
Lucas Richman, conductor
Amy Maples, soloist
Christopher Sanders, soloist
University of Maine Singers
Oratorio Society

William Grant Still, Can’t You Line ‘Em
Lucas Richman, World Premiere
Joan Tower, Made in America
Leonard Bernstein, Selections from Candide

We celebrate American composers in April with a program anchored by Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece of operetta, CandideWorks by William Grant Still, Lucas Richman, and Joan Tower open the concert before turning to Candide. Based on the political satire by Voltaire, Bernstein transforms the work into a moving, open-hearted masterpiece that resonates with audiences to this day.

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