The Holly and the Ives

Regarded as the founder of the art music tradition in America, Charles Ives is arguably the most important composer the U.S. ever produced. Which means that anytime the man's work receives a stage, especially locally, it deserves attention. Despite being one of the modernist's less radical pieces, Ives' “Symphony No. 3 (The Camp Meeting)” remains a rarely performed composition. American hymn tunes and European classical traditions inform what is a pastoral, nostalgic and ruggedly American masterpiece – a stroke of genius that rightly earned a Pulitzer Prize for music in 1947. Two gifted soloists (violinist Chloe Trevor and 2014 Dallas International piano competition winner Kyle Orth) complete the Dallas Chamber Symphony program with Vaughan-Williams' “The Lark Ascending” and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 respectively. Tickets and more info at
Tue., Nov. 18, 8 p.m., 2014
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Jonathan Patrick