Victory: Alsop conducts James Lee III, Carlos Simon & Ein Heldenleben

Victory: Alsop conducts James Lee III, Carlos Simon & Ein Heldenleben

Thursday, June 23, 2022 • 7:30PM
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Marin Alsop, conductor
NOI Philharmonic

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Marin Alsop, NOI+F’s trailblazing music director, returns to The Clarice in the final week of the 2022 festival to lead the NOI Philharmonic in works by two of today’s star compositional voices: James Lee III and Carlos Simon. Lee III’s Chuphshah! Harriet's Drive to Canaan tells the story of Harriet Tubman: a story of victory, pain and, most importantly, freedom. In AMEN!, Simon recreates his childhood musical experiences, paying homage to his family’s affiliation with the African American Pentecostal church over four generations. Richard Strauss’ emblematic Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) is a musical biography, depicting bravery, struggle and romance.

Program:

Lee III: Chuphshah! Harriet's Drive to Canaan
Simon: AMEN!
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40

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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