|June 16, 2012|
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This spring, “America’s Orchestra” celebrates what unites us, the United States-the heart, imagination, and spirit of American musical traditions. Many of this season’s spring Pops concerts will feature the “Visions of America Photo-Symphony,” a stirring, multimedia work inspired by the striking images of photo-historian Joseph Sohm. Sohm’s sweeping photographic portrait of American life is set to compelling music by the acclaimed Roger Kellaway and lyrics by world-renowned Alan and Marilyn Bergman. A former American history teacher, Joseph Sohm has traveled more than one million miles over the last thirty years to capture the spirit of America in photographs. The compelling “Visions of America Photo Symphony” is a realized expression of his dream to create a portrait of our great country.The groundbreaking multimedia project will feature acclaimed vocalists Patti Austin and Steve Tyrell on June 14, 15, and 16, recorded narration by Clint Eastwood, a youth chorus, and the winning images from Joseph Sohm’s book Visions of America-Photographing Democracy.