Falletta conducts Creston & Kay

Falletta conducts Creston & Kay

In partnership with Naxos Records
Saturday, June 18, 2022 • 7:30PM
Principal People: 

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Timothy McAllister, alto saxophone
Anna Mattix, English horn
NOI Philharmonic

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Please note: This performance will be recorded for future release by Naxos.

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Multiple GRAMMY-winning conductor, Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and NOI+F audience favorite JoAnn Falletta leads the NOI Philharmonic’s next Naxos Records recording of American music. Saxophone virtuoso and dedicated educator Timothy McAllister joins Falletta and the NOI Philharmonic for Paul Creston’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone. Buffalo Philharmonic's Anna Mattix is a champion of Ulysses Kay's exquisite Pietà, written for solo English Horn and strings and inspired by the composer's stay in the Eternal City.

Rounding out this program are Steven Stucky’s ghostly arrangement of Purcell's Funeral Music for Queen Mary and Harold Shapero’s neoclassical Symphony for Classical Orchestra. Stucky's haunting arrangement offers a postmodern gaze at Purcell's solemn hymn of loss and mourning. Shapero's expressive Symphony for Classical Orchestra, closing this program, is warm and lyrical and draws influences ranging from Beethoven to Stravinsky to jazz.


Purcell (arr. Stucky): Funeral Music for Queen Mary
Creston: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
Kay:​​ Pietà for English Horn and Strings
Shapero: Symphony for Classical Orchestra

This event is part of the National Orchestral Institute + Festival (NOI+F), a program of The Clarice at the University of Maryland. NOI+F trains aspiring orchestral musicians, composers, conductors and arts administrators from across the country in a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration. Trailblazing conductor Marin Alsop was appointed as the first-ever Music Director of the National Orchestral Institute + Festival in 2020. In addition to conducting innovative programs onstage at The Clarice and at Wolf Trap, Maestra Alsop launched the NOI+F Conducting Academy for rising young conductors in 2021. In 2015, NOI+F began a partnership with Naxos to record one concert of all-American music each year—Naxos’ first partnership with a summer festival of its kind. The 2019 recording “Ruggles, Stucky, Harbison” received a Grammy nomination in the "Best Orchestral Performance" category.

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