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Scheherazade & American Women Composers
February 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Kevin Rhodes, Conductor
Joan Tower – 6th Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
Amy Beach – Bal Masqué, Op.22
Joan Tower – Sequoia
Jennifer Higdon – blue cathedral
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade, Op. 35
Classical music lovers will realize just how far we’ve come when the orchestra contrasts the creative accomplishments of these three invaluable American women composers with the uncertain fate of the slave, Scheherazade.
Experience Bal Masque by Amy Beach, the signature work of the high matriarch of American women composers, coupled with the strange patriotism and sly sarcasm inherent in Joan Tower’s 6th Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman. Amidst this suite of contemporary American women, we arrive at the emotional climax of blue cathedral by Jennifer Higdon, one of the most acclaimed living American composers.Buy Tickets
Maestro Kevin Rhodes invites you to the Hall at 6:30 p.m. for a lively 30-minute discussion about this evening’s concert.