The Apollo Orchestra
This symphony orchestra of exciting young professional musicians plays a dynamic All-American program in the Terrace Theater, featuring John Adams’ Short Ride on a Fast Machine, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (with Soprano Alison Buchanan), Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and Gershwin’s Cuban Overture! This free concert is made possible through the generosity of the Robert Downing Family Foundation. Please join us!
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