America the Beautiful


In advance of the 200th anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner in September 2014, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra with music director Laura Jackson celebrated the upcoming bicentennial with a world premiere of Chesapeake: Summer of 1814 on March 17 & 19, 2013. Chesapeake is an homage written exclusively for the orchestra and chorus by the acclaimed composer Michael Gandolfi, combined with visual direction and design by renowned artist Anne Patterson.

Chesapeake: Summer of 1814 is now available to orchestras everywhere. This piece is a vital opportunity for all American orchestras to serve their communities, to give listeners a moving emotional experience, and to engage new and diverse audiences in the symphonic experience.

Everyone says it, but this really is a unique, once every-two-hundred-year opportunity to be relevant to every person with his or her feet on American soil.


This is an artistic opportunity that no ensemble should miss.


For more information, please contact:

Tim Young
President & CEO
Reno Philharmonic Orchestra
(775) 323-6393

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