Calendar

Apr18

National Philharmonic presents Music and Prose

The Music Center at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD

Danielle Talamantes, soprano Zuill Bailey, cello

Samuel Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal

Henry Dehlinger: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock-A Rhapsody for Voice and Orchestra (orchestral premiere)

Alistair Coleman: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (world premiere)

Michael Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway

Apr25

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven Symphony No. 9

George Mason University Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfax, VA

PROGRAM

LESHNOFF: Symphony No. 4 “Heichalos” (Regional Premiere)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9

Distinguished by (The New York Times) as “a leader of contemporary American lyricism,” composer Jonathan Leshnoff is renowned for his music’s striking harmonies and powerful themes. Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 4 is a powerful new work written for the Violins of Hope, a collection of restored instruments that survived the Holocaust. The composer draws inspiration from an ancient Jewish mystical text, Heichalos, to explore spiritual and ethical questions at the heart of the Jewish experience.

Beethoven crafted the Ninth Symphony in an epic struggle between despair and transcendence to reach new heights with the words “all men become brothers.” His glorious final symphony celebrates the bonds that unite humankind and has been described as his “great vision of the future.”

May2

Helena Symphony presents Bizet's Carmen in Concert

Helena Civic Center, Helena, Montana

One of the most thrilling stories ever told, Carmen pulls us into a messy love triangle between a handsome soldier, sexy bullfighter, and the free-spirited gypsy seductress who is driven by her heart’s desires and makes men melt. Live dangerously and be tempted by one of the greatest female heroines ever – Carmen!

May8

Santa Clara Chorale presents the world premier of Henry Dehlinger's Kohelet and the Bernstein Chichester Psalms

Santa Clara Mission, Santa Clara, CA

In our annual collaboration with the Santa Clara University Choirs, the Chorale welcomes back Thomas Colohan, artistic director of the Washington Master Chorale, to conduct the World Premiere of a co-commissioned new work by SCU Alum Henry Dehlinger. Setting Hebrew text from Ecclesiastes, Dehlinger drew his inspiration for Kohelet from the Bernstein Chichester Psalms, presented on this program under the baton of artistic director Scot Hanna-Weir. Scored for brass, harp, organ, and percussion, these two magnificent settings of Hebrew texts will make for an exceptional concert that you won’t want to miss.

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