Filed under: concerts. Tagged as: American Composers Orchestra, Chicago Sinfonietta, Elizabeth Maconchy, Jennifer Higdon, Paola Prestini, Prometheus Symphony Orchestra.
There’s something for everyone with this weekend’s range of concerts happening across the country!
In Chicago the Chicago Sinfonietta offers a concert called More Than a Letter: A Celebration of LGBTQ Artists and Classical Music on March 25 & 27. The program will include Jennifer Higdon’s Peachtree Street. The concert will also feature guest conductor Michael Morgan and Guest Artist Sara Davis Buchner. Learn more about each of the composers included on the program, and sample some of the music that will be heard, here. Tickets and more information on the ensemble is available here.
In New York City the American Composers Orchestra will offer the World Premiere of a new commission by Paola Prestini. The work, titled The Hotel that Time Forgot for video artist and orchestra. Prestini says this about the inspiration for the work:
Across the border from Syria, in a forgotten Lebanese city, sits an unexpected building, The Grand Hotel Palmyra. The hotel hasn’t closed since its opening in 1874, even as war has raged just outside its doors. The owner Rima Husseini says, “No one has a right to touch hotel Palmyra, except for time.” I became fascinated with the hotel when I first came upon a video showing its interior. It became clear that I wanted to create a sonic orchestral world to relive its memories.
In Oakland, California the Prometheus Symphony will perform Elizabeth Maconchy’s Two Dances from “Puck Fair”. We at Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy are particularly delighted to help support this performance – the inaugural concert in the newly formed Women Composers series – through a Performance Grant! We look forward to many more exciting and diverse programs to come! Learn more about the concert, which will take place on Sunday, March 26, here.