American Ethos

American Ethos  introduces the audience to composers of a variety of backgrounds reminding us of the unique spirit of America and the different cultures that make up our nation. Ms. Enger’s program shines a light on diverse voices, who are often overlooked, and are American composers of our time.  Selections from artists such as Leonard Bernstein, Margaret Bonds, Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, Florence Price, Ned Rorem, Meredith Monk, Brent Micheal Davids and William Grant Still.


Repertoire Selected from the Following:

  • From “Piano Album I” Ned Rorem
    • Song Without Words
    • Carol-Pastiche
    • Golden Notes on Nearing Fifty
    • Another Little Song Without Words
    • For a Perfect Friend
    • Marriage Measures
    • Snapshot of Jack
  • Selected Anniversaries Leonard Bernstein
    • For Aaron Copland
    • For Shirley Gabis Rhoads Perle
    • For Stephen Sondheim
    • For Craig Urquhart
    • In Memoriam Helen Coates
    • In Memorian Goddard Lieberson
    • For Susana Kyle
  • Selections from Our Town Aaron Copland
    • I. Story of Our Town
    • II. Conversation at the Soda Fountain
    • III. The Resting Place on the Hill
  • Gustave le Gray Caroline Shaw
  • Etudes for Piano, Book I: No. 2 Philip Glass
  • Under the Blue Dome – An American Suite for Piano JJ Hollingsworth
  • Cobalt Moon and Stars
  • Testament of Atom Brent Michael Davids
  • Ellis Island Meredith Monk
  • l.v. Marcos Balter
  • LILT (from Fourteen Études) Nico Muhly

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