Mark Russell Smith | Conductor
Wei Luo | Piano
Joan Tower Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
Florence Price The Mississippi River Suite (excerpt)
Louise Farrenc Symphony No. 3
Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2
Our celebration of women in music commences with Joan Tower’s bold and dramatic Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman. You’ll then be swept up by the nineteenth-century contrapuntal master Louise Farrenc’s beautiful and elegant Symphony No. 3 and an excerpt from Florence Price’s flowing yet turbulent Mississippi River Suite. Young and fearless piano virtuosa Wei Luo closes the program with Sergei Prokofiev’s powerful Piano Concerto No. 2.