ExplorationSpirit of America inspired audiences to “rekindle their stardust” with the story of Annie, a young photographer from New York City, who had lost sight of her true calling in life. The audience traveled with Annie on a fantastical journey through time where she met famous explorers and historical figures, including Leonardo da Vinci, Jacques Cousteau and Nelson Mandela, who helped her regain integrity and purpose.
Selections“The Healing” from Lady in the Water – James Newton Howard/arr. Seagull 7 “Defying Gravity” from Wicked – Stephen Schwartz/arr. Seagull 7 “Tryouts” from Rudy – Jerry Goldsmith/arr. Seagull 7 “Fugue in C minor” from The Well-Tempered Clavier Bk.1– J.S. Bach/arr.Seagull 7 “Emmanuel” – Michel Columbier/trans. Scatterday “True Love’s First Kiss” from Shrek – Harry Gregson-Williams/arr. Seagull 7 “My Sire’s Shire” based on the hymn tune Terra Beata – Seagull 7 “The Four Winds of Chief Black Elk” – Seagull 7 Eine Kleine Steroidal Nichtmusik (with apologies to Mozart: Allegro) – W.A. Mozart/arr. Seagull 7 Across the Great Oceans – David Arkenstone/arr. Seagull 7 Piano Concerto #2: I. Moderato – S. Rachmaninoff/arr. Seagull 7 “All For One” from The Man in the Iron Mask – Nick Glennie-Smith/arr. Seagull 7 And works by Alberto Ginastera and Joseph Curiale, arr. Klesch/Hope/McNutt/Hale