National Philharmonic: Music Inspired by Prose

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 8pm

The Music Center

National Philharmonic
Music Center

National Philharmonic
Music Inpspired by Prose

Meet the Composers 6:45-7:30pm  
Member Encore Q&A

Danielle Talamantes, soprano
Zuill Bailey, cello (three-time Grammy winner)
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

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

Hear cellist Zuill Bailey’s Grammy-winning performance of Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway, a musical meditation on four different literary works by Ernest Hemingway, and two world premieres! Henry Dehlinger’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, based on the famous poem by T.S. Eliot, was composed specifically for the gifted soprano Danielle Talamantes. The program also includes a newly commissioned work from Alistair Coleman, continuing the National Philharmonic tradition of showcasing the work of younger composers.

“If you have not heard [Zuill] Bailey in live performance, you have not experienced all that the cello is capable of.”—The Spokesman Review

Danielle Talamantes’ “instrument commands the full scope of expression and blend (not to mention range) demanded by the role....” -- The Roanoke Times said of Ms. Talamantes performance of Susannah Polk in Carlisle Floyd's Susannah

Sponsored by the Prufrock Fund

Kids 7-17 Free

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This concert is not presented by Strathmore.

Music and Prose