Adagio for Strings
Selections from Symphony No. 2
Largo from Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"
Selections from Violin Concerto No. 2, "American Four Seasons"
Selections from String Quartet No. 8
Antoine Plante, Conductor and Co-Creator
Denis Plante, Director and Co-Creator
Approx. 1 hr 45 min, with intermission
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
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.
Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster
Courtenay Vandiver Pereira