WWU Symphony Orchestra: On Rivers

Disability Accommodations

Equal Opportunity Institution. 24+ hours advance notice is appreciated for accommodations.

The WSO presents an evening of music related to the topic of rivers: Alaskan composer John Luther Adams’ Become River, in which the music actually emulates the dynamic of a river from its headwaters to its delta; G.F. Handel’s Water Music, written as background music for George I’s barge parties on the Thames in 1717; and Mississippi River by Florence Price, depicting the music and culture of the people living along the river’s course.

Concert Program

  • John Luther Adams: Become River (2010)
  • G. F. Handel: Water Music (1717)
  • Florence Price: Mississippi River (1934)