SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 | 6pm
ARTISTS (subject to change)
Anthony Parnther, conductor
Southeast Symphony Chorus
Voices of Southeast
Chi-chi Nwanoku, contrabass
Errollyn Wallen, composer
Shalini Vijayan, violin
Jen Lindsay, soprano
Maria Dominique Lopez, mezzo soprano
David Lee, vocalist
Jacob Lusk, vocalist
Lettrice Lawrence, vocalist
Bradley Baker, vocalist
PROGRAM (subject to change)
ANTHEM: Oh Freedom (c. 5 minutes)
SPIRITUAL: Free at Last (c. 5 minutes)
ANTHEM: Strange Fruit (c. 6 minutes)
SPIRITUAL: City Called Heaven (c. 7 minutes)
WALLEN: Concerto Grosso (c. 12 minutes)
SPIRITUAL: Wade in the Water (c. 6 minutes)
MAHLER: Symphony no.2 "Resurrection" (abridged) (c. 42 minutes)
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
America's most culturally diverse orchestra, the Southeast Symphony, celebrates its final concert of the 2017 - 18 season with the greatest undertaking in its 70-year history.
Music Director and Conductor Anthony Parnther leads a powerful program entitled Revolution /Resurrection, an American retrospective and compelling narrative about civil rights activist and icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..
The Negro Spiritual was born out of the tragedy of slavery and evolved into the powerful anthems of the Civil Rights movement. Lettrice Lawrence, David Lee, Bradley Baker, and Jacob Lusk (American Idol) breathe life into standards such as "Oh, Freedom", "Wade in the Water", "City Called Heaven", and "Strange Fruit" as we confront America's complex past and embrace hope for the future of our country.
Errollyn Wallen has achieved acclaim as one of the foremost composers of her generation. We are proud to give the American premiere of her "Concerto Grosso" which features British-Nigerian virtuoso, Chi-chi Nwanoku, heralded worldwide as one of the great living contrabassists and founder of the Chineke! Orchestra.
Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony is one of the undisputed masterpieces ever conceived. Invoking images of the resurrection and the afterlife, this work calls for gargantuan forces; large orchestra, grand chorus, pipe organ, and two soloists. We are thrilled to perform excerpts from this awe-inspiring work and welcome acclaimed opera sensations Jennifer Lindsay and Maria Dominique Lopezto perform with our orchestra.
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