Our November Masterworks concert focuses on Superheroes in music. Join us as we honor a legendary composer from our own community—the former distinguished professor of composition at the University of Montana, Donald Johnston. His Symphony No. 4 “Lewis and Clark Symphony” exemplifies the brave spirits of the first explorers and the soundscape of the openness of the West.
The concert begins with a powerful piece Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, written by Joan Tower, who was lauded by The New Yorker as “one of the most successful woman composers of all time.” Tower composed the piece in response to Copland’s famous Fanfare for the Common Man. Rounding out the program are Jean Sibelius’ atmospheric Lemminkäinen Suite—a symphonic poem about the Finnish mythological hero—and John Williams’ Superman March.