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DAWSON & BEETHOVEN

DAWSON & BEETHOVEN

Friday, December 10—Sunday, December 12, 2021

Friday, December 10—Sunday, December 12, 2021
Orchestra Hall
2 hours

William Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony features three themes taken from melodies he had heard since childhood, having learned them at his mother's knee. Premiered in 1934 at Carnegie Hall, it was met with audience ovations and critical acclaim. Thomas Wilkins returns to lead a program including Dawson’s often overlooked masterpiece, and Beethoven’s only violin concerto.

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Program

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK
Fanfare on "Amazing Grace"
WILLIAM DAWSON
Negro Folk Symphony
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 61

Artists

  • Artwork for Thomas Wilkins

    Thomas Wilkins

    conductor

  • Artwork for Vadim Gluzman

    Vadim Gluzman

    violin

Thomas Wilkins

conductor

Vadim Gluzman

violin

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This was the art that concealed art, the tone, the phrasing, the expressive gestures – especially in the first-movement cadenza, so caressingly rhetorical and not without humour – utterly at the service of the music. ”

—Limelight (of Vadim Gluzman)
Nkeiru Okoye "Black Bottom" – Thomas Wilkins, conductor
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