LSO to feature American composers Copland, Bernstein

Mar 28, 2014

In Bernstein's 'Symphonic Dances from West Side Story', the composer sought to remove the pieces from the pit orchestra setting.
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The Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s next MasterWorks concert is Saturday night at Wharton Center. It features music from American composers Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland.

Also on the program is a trombone concerto played by MSU’s Ava Ordman. LSO conductor Timothy Muffitt told Current State’s Melissa Benmark a little about the piece by 20th century American composer Donald Erb. Muffitt says Erb worked in both the acoustic world and also in electronic music.