American Contrasts

James DePreist, conductor
Oregon Symphony

Music of Vincent Persichetti, Benjamin Lees, Michael Daugherty 

Delos continues its long-standing recording relationship with James DePreist and the Oregon Symphony and commitment to American Music with American Contrasts. This release features evocative and powerful works by Benjamin Lees and Vincent Persichetti, and Michael Daugherty’s landmark Philadelphia ‘Stories for Orchestra: Sundown on South Street’ and ‘Hell’s Angels.’ James DePreist has been awarded 13 honorary doctorates and is the author of two books of poetry. Highly acclaimed in Europe and America, Maestro DePreist studied with Vincent Persichetti at the Philadelphia Conservatory and so has a special affinity for his teacher’s compositions.
The Program: 

Benjamin Lees: Passacaglia for Orchestra Vincent Persichetti: Symphony No. 4 Michael Daugherty: Philadelphia Stories for Orchestra: Sundown on South Street Hell’s Angels (featuring the Bassoon Brothers: Mark Eubanks, Steven Harriswangler, Robert Naglee, Juan DeGomar)