"Ansel Adams: America," composed by Chris and Dave Brubeck, is a symphonic tribute saluting one of America's most cherished artists. The 22-minute, one-movement piece, fully integrates sweeping melodies with 102 striking images of or by Ansel. Few people realize that Ansel Adams trained to be a classical musician, a fact which greatly influenced the work. It has consistently played to full houses, and has succeeded in its mission to bring new and larger audiences to orchestra concerts.
Quiet Heroes tells the story of the 5 Marines and one Navy Corpsman who enlisted from various parts of this country and in a strange combination of luck and fate, were the 6 men who were captured in the iconic Joe Rosenthal photograph raising the American flag on the hellhole of Iwo Jima’s Mt. Suribachi.