Masterworks V: “Ode to America”

Symphonicity’s Season Finale Concert, “Ode to America,” Concludes with a Patriotic Salute

Maestro Daniel W. Boothe’s inaugural season with Symphonicity concludes with powerful patriotic tones in “Ode to America,” the final concert of the five-part “Ode to the Future” masterworks series. The concert will include a Virginia Beach premiere, special acoustical effects, and featured collaborations with many musicians through the community.

Symphonicity’s Music Director and Conductor Daniel W. Boothe will share special insights and listening pointers about the music at 2:30 p.m. with the concert beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 6th, at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.

The concert will open with Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for a Common Man followed by the Virginia Beach Premiere of television/film music composers Kim and Kathryn Kluge’s “American Concerto,” featuring critically-acclaimed pianist Thomas Pandolfi as guest soloist as well as chorus members from Salem High School’s Visual and Performing Arts Academy.

Pandolfi has performed as soloist for numerous orchestra in the United States, including The National Philharmonic, Maryland Symphony, Alexandria Symphony, Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, the Amadeus Orchestra, and The Tiraspol Philharmonic. Pandolfi’s international concerts have included those in China and Europe, and last year, he made his Canadian debut in British Columbia. Pandolfi earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the legendary Juilliard School as a scholarship student.

Symphonicity will also pay special centennial tribute to Leonard Bernstein in a presentation of the Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story” and conclude with the musical fireworks of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” utilizing members of the Princess Anne High School’s Band for a unique theater sound experience. Members of the Symphonicity Chorus and the Virginia Beach Chorale will join the patriotic musical celebration.

Tickets for “Ode to America,” the final concert of the masterworks series titled “Ode to the Future,” are available by visiting or calling the Sandler Center Box office at 757-385-2787 or by visiting www.sandlercenter.org. Online purchases add processing fees.