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SHIFT A Festival of American Orchestras: North Carolina Symphony

SHIFT A Festival of American Orchestras: North Carolina Symphony

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 8:00 PM

JFK Centennial Celebration Special Concerts SHIFT

The orchestra offers an innovative program, deeply evocative of North Carolina, represented in particular by four composers with ties to the state: Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Mason Bates, and Robert Ward.

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Grant Llewellyn conducts an innovative concert of music straight from the heart of the orchestra's home--including a North Carolina Symphony commission from Sarah Kirkland Snider that features a multimedia meditation on her family's home in rural North Carolina. The evening also features music by three more composers with strong ties to the state: Mason Bates's Rusty Air in Carolina, Robert Ward's Jubilation Overture and City of Oaks, and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw's Lo, a North Carolina Symphony co-commission for which Shaw joins the orchestra as a violin soloist.

SHIFT is co-presented by Washington Performing Arts and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Performance Timing: Part One - 45 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 40 min.

Program & Notes

Composer
Piece
Robert Ward
Lo
(commissioned by North Carolina Symphony; world premiere 2015)
Sarah Kirkland Snider
Hiraeth
(commissioned by North Carolina Symphony; world premiere 2015)
Robert Ward

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