Columbia Orchestra: Billy the Kid

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Saturday, February 1, 2014 | Start Time: 07:30 PM

Jim Rouse Theatre | Columbia








Winning Work from the American Composer Competition
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Aaron Copland – Suite from Billy the Kid

Two audience favorites from the twentieth century share the bill with a new work from the twenty-first! Copland may have been grown up a Jewish kid from Brooklyn, but his mature style became the sound of the American west, and Billy the Kid is one of his most engaging works. Local favorite, Michael Sheppard, performs Rachmaninoff’s marvelous Rhapsody, and we give the local premiere of the winning work from our sixth American Composer Competition.