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4handsLA: Variations on "America"

  • Grace Church 17400 Bubbling Wells Road Desert Hot Springs, CA, 92241 United States (map)

Dynamic piano duo 4handsLA (Steven Vanhauwaert and Danny Holt) presents a lively program of works that evoke the spirit of the Americas. Orchestral fireworks explode in Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Copland’s El Salon Mexico, and Ginastera’s Estancia. And ragtime, blues, and jazz shine in works by Scott Joplin and Virgil Thomson. Darius Milhaud’s evocations of Brasil and music by American iconoclast Charles Ives round out this wide-ranging survey of energetic and colorful music from the Americas in the 20th century.