Folk-inspired melodies are transformed into passionate, sweeping works. A pastoral romance, The Lark Ascending features soaring violin solo with orchestra. Five Mystical Songs express intense love and praise. Looking Up, a work by Nico Muhly using texts from 17th and 18th century English psalms and poems, is premiered. Muhly is “one of the most celebrated and sought-after classical composers of the last decade” (The Guardian). A joyous, triumphant Te Deum serves as a festive season finale.
Program: Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending; Vaughan Williams, Five Mystical Songs; Nico Muhly, Looking Up (world premiere); Dvořák, Te Deum, Op. 103
Guests artists: Patrick Dupré Quigley, guest conductor; Nurit Bar-Josef, violin; Michael Nyby, baritone; Colleen Daly, soprano
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- May 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm