Photo by Cedric Wright
Ansel on Top of Station Wagon, Yosemite, 1946 (Photographer: Cedric Wright,
© Cedric Wright Estate, courtesy of the Wright Family Collection, Center for Creative Photography)
Tetons and the Snake River
Photo by Ansel Adams

Monday, December 28th, 2009 8:46 PM EST

Ansel Adams: America

Ansel Adams: America is a symphonic tribute saluting one of America's most cherished artists, composed by Chris and Dave Brubeck. The 22-minute, one-movement piece, fully integrates sweeping melodies with 102 striking images of or by Ansel. Few people realize that Ansel Adams trained to be a classical musician, a fact which greatly influenced the work. It has consistently played to full houses, and has succeeded in its mission to bring new and larger audiences to orchestra concerts.