Amy Beach and Joan Tower to be featured in National Philharmonic’s 2011-12 season

Posted on: August 25, 2011

The National Philharmonic, based in North Bethesda, Maryland, will celebrate women pioneers in music during its 2011-12 season under Music Director Piotr Gajewski with a November 12 program featuring Joan Tower’s 1986 work Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman and Amy Beach’s Grand Mass in E-flat Major (1886). Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will serve as host for the evening, which also will include performances of Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Saint-Saëns’s Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28. The National Philharmonic’s season opens on October 1 at the Music Center at Strathmore with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Corigliano’s Red Violin Concerto with violinist Michael Ludwig, led by Buffalo Philharmonic Music Director JoAnn Falletta; other season highlights include a festival celebrating Debussy’s 150th birth anniversary, an all-Bach program featuring the Magnificat and the second and fourth Brandenburg concertos, and an all-Tchaikovsky program during which pianist Daniil Trifonov, winner of this year’s International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, will perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

Posted August 25, 2011