Oakland Symphony: I Raise Up My Voice

Paramount Theatre (map)

Jessie Montgomery’s Banner comments on the Star Spangled Banner with an inspiration from traditional symphonic works, African-American spirituals, and the anthems of the U.S., Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Louise Farrenc’s gorgeous Third Symphony was composed in 1847, at a time when women were more seen than heard. SF Opera Adler Fellows perform Bernstein’s Songfest, a musical journey through America’s past as told through the words of 13 poets.


Program:

Jessie Montgomery
Banner

Leonard Bernstein
Songfest
   with Adler Fellows

Mary Evelyn Hangley, soprano
Natalie Image, soprano

Ashley Dixon, mezzo-soprano
Chris Oglesby, tenor
SeokJong Baek, baritone
Christian Pursell, bass-baritone

Louise Farrenc
Symphony No. 3

Phoenix Symphony

Symphony Hall (map)

Tito Muñoz, conductor
Giora Schmidt, violin

Jessie MontgomeryStarburst
PiazzollaCuatro Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)
Florence Price: Symphony No.1

Experience an adventurous impression of the Argentinian Capital brought to life as Valley favorite guest violinist Giora Schmidt performs Astor Piazzolla’s four-tango composition Four Seasons of Buenos Aires with your Phoenix Symphony. Discover Florence Price’s acclaimed early American First Symphony, with melodies and rhythms inspired from African-American folk music, spiritual music and characteristic ante-bellum dance rhythms. Florence Price is the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer, and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra. This dazzling and diverse program begins with musical gestures juxtaposed with gentle fleeting melodies in Starburst, a one-movement, multidimensional soundscape by young American composer Jessie Montgomery.

Phoenix Symphony

Symphony Hall (map)

Tito Muñoz, conductor
Giora Schmidt, violin

Jessie MontgomeryStarburst
PiazzollaCuatro Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)
Florence Price: Symphony No.1

Experience an adventurous impression of the Argentinian Capital brought to life as Valley favorite guest violinist Giora Schmidt performs Astor Piazzolla’s four-tango composition Four Seasons of Buenos Aires with your Phoenix Symphony. Discover Florence Price’s acclaimed early American First Symphony, with melodies and rhythms inspired from African-American folk music, spiritual music and characteristic ante-bellum dance rhythms. Florence Price is the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer, and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra. This dazzling and diverse program begins with musical gestures juxtaposed with gentle fleeting melodies in Starburst, a one-movement, multidimensional soundscape by young American composer Jessie Montgomery.

The Bourbaki Ensemble

St. Stephen's Anglican Church (map)

Jessie’s work Starburst will be featured.

Oregon Symphony: Stories in Music

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (map)

Norman Huynh, conductor

This program will capture the imaginations of our school-aged audiences, as we present music written to tell stories through orchestral music. How did John Williams capture the adventures of “Peter Pan” through his music? Students will learn how composers tell a story through melody, rhythm, dynamics, and orchestration

The program will include:

Coleridge-Taylor: Danse nègre from African Suite
Mason Bates: The B-Sides: Warehouse Medicine
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, fourth movement (“The Storm”)
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Jessie Montgomery: Starburst
John Williams: Flight to Neverland from Hook