Maryland’s National Philharmonic at Strathmore has announced its 2019-20 season, which will begin in September with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) and Triple Concerto with the Eroica Trio. Also planned in 2019-20 is the world premiere of Alistair Coleman’s Cello Concerto with soloist Zuill Bailey; Coleman, currently a student at the Juilliard School, was the National Philharmonic’s 2017-18 composer in residence. Other 2019-20 concerts include a screening of the 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc with Richard Einhorn’s 1994 soundtrack to the film performed live by the orchestra, vocal soloists, and the National Philharmonic Chorale; Henry Dehlinger’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock; Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis; and Mozart’s Requiem. A program entitled “Black Classical Music Pioneers” will feature Wynton Marsalis’s “Wild Strumming of Fiddle” (from All Rise), Florence Price’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with violin soloist Melissa White, George Walker’s Lyric for Strings, and William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1 (“Afro-American”).
Posted April 9, 2019