Join us for this concert celebrating music of, and musicians of, the future! The concert opens with a short Internet Symphony by Chinese-American composer Tan Dun, who won Emmy and Grammy Awards for his score to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. American composer (and DJ), Mason Bates, also a Grammy winner, is famous for his music that intersects concert music with technology, and is represented here by music from his symphony Alternative Energy, featuring sampled sounds from the Fermilab particle accelerator turned into groovy beats! If technology is the future, so too is the importance of humanity and youth, represented by Percy Grainger's Children's March and Australian composer Jodi Blackshaw's tour-de-force entitled Twist, inspired by the shape, spirit, and history of Australia's magnanimous waterway, the Murray River. Local middle school musicians join the MetWinds for performances of John Philip Sousa's comical El Capitan as well as Alegre, music by Cuban-born American composer Tania Leon who was recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music, and Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement! For the grand finale, area high school students join the fun to perform a staple of the band literature, English Folk Song Suite by major British musical ambassador Ralph Vaughn Williams.
|Internet Symphony "Eroica"||T. Dun, ed. Martin|
|Majorca||O. Nelson, arr. Tatgenhorst|
|Chicago 2012 (from Alternative Energy)||Mason Bates|
|Children's March||P. Grainger, ed. Rogers|
|Folk Dances||D. Shostakovich,trans. Reynolds|
|El Capitan||J.P. Sousa, arr. Bullock|
|English Folk Song Suite||Ralph Vaughan Williams|