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American Stories

The Belmark Trio with Allison Stanford, soprano

American Stories
Belmark Trio with soprano Allison Stanford

A rousing exploration of American music and the stories of American composers from independence through modern times.

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Mark Landson’s American Stories is a rousing exploration of American patriotic music and the stories of American composers from independence through modern times. American greats Stephen Foster, Scott Joplin, George M Cohan, Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein and more come to life through the unique story telling and comedy of Mark Landson and the musicianship of the Belmark Trio (clarinetist Brent Buemi, pianist Eldred Marshall, and violinist Mark Landson), joined by the brilliant soprano vocalist Allison Stanford, winner of the 2022 Latin American and Iberian Art Song Competition in Barcelona.

About American Stories

About American Stories

About American Stories

American Stories debuted in 2021 with audiences and presenters hailing it as “one of the most entertaining and informative programs we’ve ever experienced”, and “a signature work combining engaging story telling with a wide range of musicality”.

Performed by The Belmark Trio (Mark Landson, Brent Buemi and Eldred Marshall) with special soprano guest vocalist Allison Stanford.


Star Spangled Banner
Anacreonic Song
Yankee Doodle
My Country tis of thee

Stephen Foster
Oh! Susannah
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair

John Philip Sousa
Stars and Stripes forever

Negro Spirituals Medley
Nobody Knows, Good Ole Way, Michael Row the Boat

Antonin Dvorak
Sonatina for Violin and Piano 4th movt

Scott Joplin
Maple Leaf Rag

George M Cohan medley
Yankee Doodle Dandy, Over There, Grand old Flag

Irving Berlin
Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Oh How I hate to get up in the morning, God Bless America

Jelly Roll Morton
Jelly Roll Blues

George Gershwin 
Rhapsody in Blue, Summertime

Aaron Copland
Appalachian Spring

Leonard Bernstein
Somewhere from West Side Story

Samuel Ward/Katherine Lee Bates
America the Beautiful

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