Program

SAMUEL BARBER

Adagio for Strings

JOHN CORIGLIANO

Voyage
Selections from Symphony No. 2

Antonin Dvorak

Largo from Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"

GEORGE GERSHWIN

Summertime

PHILIP GLASS 

Selections from Violin Concerto No. 2, "American Four Seasons"

DENIS PLANTE

American Sky

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

Selections from String Quartet No. 8


 

FEATURED  ARTISTS

Antoine Plante, Conductor and Co-Creator

Denis Plante, Director and Co-Creator

RUNNING TIME

Approx. 1 hr 45 min, with intermission

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE

7:15pm, in the Green Room


Mercury’s multimedia-infused concerts have audiences raving!

It’s a one-of-a-kind concert – a perfect blend of amazing music paired with onscreen drama! Journey to Ellis Island as the Statue of Liberty appears; witness the creation of the iconic New York City skyline; and experience the thrilling tension of man’s race towards sky and space – accompanied with music by legendary American masters like Gershwin, Barber and Glass.  If you loved The Crimson Prince and Bach & Piazzolla, you will love this multi-media experience created by Denis Plante and Antoine Plante.

This concert is made possible in part by the Houston Arts Alliance and the Houston Endowment.

Photo credit: Stefan Georgi

 

BIOGRAPHY OF DENIS PLANTE

 


Learn more about American Skies as Brian Ritter, Executive Director, moderates a discussion with co-creators Antoine Plante and Denis Plante on the Cullen Theater stage at Houston's Wortham Center.

 
 

Ensemble

 

Violin I

Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster

Anabel Ramirez
Noel Martin
Hae-a Lee-Barnes

 

Violin II

Oleg Sulyga
Andrés González
Maria Lin
Kana Kimura

Viola

Matthew Carrington
Yvonne Smith

 

Cello

Courtenay Vandiver Pereira
Julia Sengupta

 

Bass

Deborah Dunham

HARPSICHORD

Andrew Schneider

 

 

ACTORS

Dwayne Cook
Camilla Smith
Jamison Williams

 

DESIGNER

Madeleine Plante

 

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