Marin Alsop is a champion of modern music and here leads her acclaimed orchestra in several American masterworks, including music by two of today's leading American composers: Joan Tower's Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, a brilliant response to the Aaron Copland classic (also on the program); and Jennifer Higdon's astonishing Percussion Concerto, featuring the "dazzling" (The Guardian, London) Colin Currie. Higdon scored double triumphs in 2010, taking home both the Pulitzer Prize in Music and a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition (for the Percussion Concerto).
Program: Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man • Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman • Higdon: Percussion Concerto • Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
For more about the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, including information about the Voices of Light Special Event, please see its event page.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]
Podcast: Conductor Marin Alsop on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor Marin Alsop talks about the Orchestra's programs on March 30 & 31, 2012, which will include works by Copland, Tower and Higdon, among others (3/30), and Einhorn's Voice of Light along with the 1928 version of The Passion of Joan of Arc (3/31). She is interviewed by Matías Tarnopolsky, Director of Cal Performances.