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Martha Graham
Columbia Orchestra goes the American way
Columbia Orchestra goes the American way

European composers still tend to dominate most classical music programs in the United States, but the Columbia Orchestra makes a case for our country in a program titled "American Inspirations." Some of that American music is freshly minted, too, in its concert on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School. Although the concert-opening piece, N. Cameron Britt's "Inledning," bears a Swedish word meaning "Introduction" as its name, that merely reflects this contemporary American composer having spent time in Sweden. What's probably most notable about this fast and furious piece is its brevity....