Falletta conducts Creston & Kay
Join us in person at The Clarice! Please note that this performance will not be livestreamed.
Multiple Grammy-winning conductor and NOI+F audience favorite JoAnn Falletta, the music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, 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, renowned for her performances of Ulysses Kay's exquisite Pietà, joins the NOI Philharmonic for this piece 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, Walter Piston's The Incredible Flutist ballet suite and Aaron Copland's timeless orchestral suite from The Tender Land.
Purcell (arr. Stucky): Funeral Music for Queen Mary
Creston: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
Kay: Pietà for English Horn and Strings
Walter Piston: The Incredible Flutist
Aaron Copland: The Tender Land
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.
The Clarice lobby concession bar Encore will be open for beverage and snack sales.
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