The National Symphony Orchestra Returns for Labor Day 2020

After many months of waiting, the National Symphony Orchestra makes an epic return to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall for its annual Labor Day Concert, conducted by Michelle Merrill.

Acclaimed composer Jessie Montgomery’s “Strum” draws on American folk idioms for a nostalgic and ecstatic narrative. D.C. native George Walker—the first African American recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music—offers his enduring remembrance of lost loved ones in “Lyric for Strings.” Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Coqueteos" from "Leyendas, An Andean Walkabout” mixes western classical and Andean folk music traditions for a flirtatious love song. Plus, works from “Dean of African American Composers” William Grant Still, Aaron Copland, and more!

Michelle Merrill, conductor
National Symphony Orchestra

September 6, 2020

Jessie Montgomery: Strum
George Walker: Lyric for Strings
William Grant Still: Danzas de Panama, “Tamborito”
William Grant Still: Mother and Child
William Grant Still: Danzas de Panama, “Cumbia y Congo”
Gabriela Lena Frank: “Coqueteos” from Leyendas, An Andean Walkabout
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring, Suite for 13 Instruments
Samuel A. Ward, arr. Kessler: America the Beautiful

The NSO's annual series of Capital Concerts is made possible by the U.S. Department of the Army and the U.S. Department of the Interior; National Park Service, National Capital Region, National Mall and Memorial Parks.

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10 comentarios:

Yes👏👏👏rip john Lewis. We will continue ur fight for a better more equal america
Tyler Hackner
Tyler Hackner:
Happy Labor Day everyone
John Cowlishaw
John Cowlishaw:
Oh, that was just wonderful. We're proud of Michelle in Brunswick, Georgia.
A Little Art From Home
A Little Art From Home:
Seeing you playing together is a joyful sight. So looking forward to the time when complete musical communities can be together with full audiences again!!
Richard Kvistad
Richard Kvistad:
It's very inspiring to see and hear an orchestra live and TOGETHER onstage! Great job orchestra and Michelle! I loved it :-)
Molly Shetler
Molly Shetler:
Maria Petras
Maria Petras:
Sarah Lindsey
Sarah Lindsey:
Dennis Johnson Drummer
Dennis Johnson Drummer:
Why the masks if you are 6 feet apart?
Steven j.
Steven j.:
Why so many women in that group???