(CE) Church of the Epiphany SATURDAY evenings at 7 pm (CE)
(MM) George Washington Masonic National Memorial SUNDAY afternoons at 3 pm
December 8 @7 pm(CE) and
December 9 (MM) @3 pm
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Robert Tindle At Sixty Miles an Hour: Concerto for Bass Trombone featuring Bass Trombonist Adam Stokes
Joan Tower Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 1
Joan Tower Made in America
Jennifer Higdon All Things Majestic
A Concert of Music Made in America
This concert continues WMP's Spotlight on Women Composers. WMP performs outstanding works by two contemporary American composers. Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Women, No.1 contrasts with Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man. Tower’s Made in America celebrates America using fragments from America the Beautiful. Then explore the natural wonders of the Grand Tetons with Higdon’s All Things Majestic, an all-encompassing musical essay on these beautiful mountains. Higdon is the most performed modern American woman composer today. Finally, enjoy trombonist Adam Stokes performance of Tindle’s showcase Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra.
February 16 (CE) & 17 (MM)
Fanny Mendelssohn Overture in C
Louise Farrenc Symphony No. 3, op. 36, G minor
Clara Schumann Piano Concerto, op.7, A minor with Thomas Pandolfi, Piano
April 13 (CE) & 14 (MM)
Florence Price Symphony No. 3 in C minor*
Elinor Remick Warren Symphony in One Movement*
Thea Musgrave Song of the Enchanter
*This is a program change.
June 8 (CE) & 9 (MM)
Eugène Ysaÿe Amitie, Poem for Two Violins and Orchestra, Op. 26 with violinists Marc Ramirez & Olivia Hajioff
Amy Beach Symphony No. 2, op. 32, E minor (Gaelic)
Programs and performers subject to change without notice.
Single ticket price $25
Season Flex Pass $100 for 5 tickets and 3 complementary tickets; $200 value for $100
As always, youth 18 and under are free, and the WMP Season Flex Pass is the best value in the region for tickets.
October 13 (CE) and 14 (MM) 2018
Lili Boulanger D'un matin de printemps
Lili Boulanger D'un soir triste
Germaine Tailleferre Concertino for Harp and Orchestra with harpist Heidi Sturniolo
Cindy McTee Symphony No. 1: Ballet for Orchestra
Don’t miss our season of Spotlight on Women Composers, our most adventurous season ever! According to a Baltimore Symphony Orchestra survey of the 22 largest American orchestras, women composers accounted for only 1.8 percent of the total works performed. This season the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic will help redress that balance and “even the score.” As you can see from our 2018-19 program, 14 of the 16 works WMP performs are by women composers.
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