Washington Chorus Season Opener Premieres New Work from Music Director Julian Wachner
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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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“Exhilarating… Music Director Julian Wachner knows how to draw maximum drama from a score.” —The Washington Post
Marie-Ève Munger, soprano
Arianna Zukerman, soprano
Arnold Rawls, tenor
David Kravitz, baritone
The Washington Chorus opens its 51st season with the Washington premiere of a major new work by Music Director Julian Wachner, an acclaimed composer with over 100 published works.
“Come, My Dark-Eyed One” combines passionate and dramatic music with poetry by Sarah Teasdale, e.e. cummings, John Clare, Emily Dickinson, Alfred Tennyson and famed Turkik poet Ali-Shir Nava’i whose poem forms the core and title of the work. It speaks of two lovers’ lives and how that great love transcends death itself.