Israeli-born cellist and contemporary artist Maya Beiser crosses cultural borders in "Desert Sorrows" — a world premiere concerto by American composer Mohammed Fairouz. Leonard Slatkin leads Mozart's "Prague" Symphony and two serenades showcasing the breathtaking virtuosity of the DSO's strings and winds.
This performance will also be held Friday, January 15 and Saturday, January 16 at other locations.
On "Desert Sorrows" by Mohammed Fairouz:
This cello concerto is dedicated to the precious Faisal Al-Juburi with everlasting loyalty, respect and love.
I. Yowm Ad-Dīn (The day of Reckoning)
II. Al- Maccaber (The Graves)
III. Jannat: Saud Al-Faisal In Memoriam (Heavens)
View the program notes here.
Made possible with generous support from Julie F. and Peter D. Cummings
Leonard Slatkin, Conductor
Maya Beiser, cello
Dvořák Serenade in D minor, Op. 44
Elgar Serenade in E minor for String Orchestra, Op. 20
Mozart Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504, "Prague"
Mohammed Fairouz Concerto for Cello and Orchestra