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 Endowment and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.
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