Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 2 ("Romantic") was used for the closing credits in the science fiction thriller Alien.
All this week, Performance Today is visiting the Pacific Northwest. Each day, we will spend time with Gerard Schwarz, music director of the Seattle Symphony. And on Friday, we will feature an array of musicians from the Northwest, as host Fred Child broadcasts the show from Oregon Public Broadcasting in his hometown of Portland, Ore.
We open this "Made in America" Festival with the Seattle Symphony playing Howard Hanson's "Romantic" Symphony (Symphony No. 2). Schwarz leads the orchestra at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.