British Conductor Matthew Halls Leads the NSO, With Cellist David Hardy
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Acclaimed violinist Leila Josefowicz and choreographer Jessica Lang and her dance company join the National Symphony Orchestra to perform Pulitzer winner John Adams' Violin Concerto in the final program of the NEW MOVES: symphony + dance festival. Called "a master of visual composition" by Dance Magazine, Lang sets original choreography to Adams' melodic and colorful 1993 work. Josefowicz's playing has been described as being full of "zest and fiery personality" (Chicago Sun-Times) -- a perfect match for this expressive, breathless work. Also on the program are Aaron Copland's Pulitzer-winning masterpiece of pioneer life, Appalachian Spring; Michael Daugherty's Superman-inspired Red Cape Tango; and Sinfonia No. 4 ("Strands") by George Walker, the first African-American composer to win the Pulitzer. Learn More
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The NSO gave Matthew Halls all he wanted in a terrific, diverse set of suites. The opening suite gave me the visual of walking through a peaceful meadow, slowly gazing at a meandering creek. Accomplished guest cellist David Hardy joined the fold for an amazing solo during the second piece, travelling all the way down the A string to play a lilting, violin pitched note for a good 5 minutes. Sealing the 5 star review was the after show talk by Matthew Halls and David Hardy, as well my gf's enjoyment of the show.
Performance Timing: Part One – 43 min.; Intermission – 15 min.; Part Two – 44 min.
RAVEL – _Le Tombeau de Couperin _
DUTILLEUX – _Tout un monde lointain _
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – Symphony No. 2, “A London Symphony”
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