Copland v. Bon Iver
Copland's Appalachian Spring and the songs of Bon Iver coexist miraculously in this program that synthesizes the two into one continuous 45-minute suite. The pastoral nature, simple folk-like harmonies, and pure delivery of emotion in each make them perfect for amalgamation- to the point where it sounds like they were made to be fused together. Six Bon Iver pieces are woven seamlessly into Appalachian Spring, Copland's most famous masterpiece. Three singers join the orchestra to sing Bon Iver's melodies.