Colors and shades. Darkness and Light. Prisms and rainbows. Our 2021-22 season is a spectrum of sounds that calls us to see and hear our world in new ways.
The sonnets, serenades and symphonies of Coleridge-Taylor, Elgar and Dvořák display the shared influence and storytelling prowess of three turn of the century contemporaries. Beethoven’s “Pastoral” symphony explores an inner world of feelings inspired by life in the Austrian countryside, and Still’s fifth symphony is a musical epic wherein “the lands of the Western Hemisphere are raised from the bosom of the Atlantic.”
Michael Abel’s Global Warming sets a vast, futuristic desert against a lush interplay of global musical traditions. Mary Kouyoumdjian and soloist Jeff Anderle join us for the world premier of a new concerto for bass clarinet. Finally, Florence Price’s fourth symphony weaves spirituals, dances, hymns and symphonic drama together in a lush, complex and captivating symphony that only she could have penned.
We are so excited to return to the concert hall, to see you there, and to share this transformative music with you.