Gemma New Conducts Debussy's La Mer
& Steven Mackey's Timpani Concerto with DSO's Brian Jones

November 8-10 | 2019


Gemma New CONDUCTS
Brian Jones TIMPANI

DEBUSSY

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

STEVEN MACKEY

Timpani Concerto [World Premiere]

SALINA FISHER

Rainphase [Dallas Premiere]

DEBUSSY

La Mer

Making her debut as Principal Guest Conductor, Gemma New leads two iconic Impressionist works: Afternoon of a Faun, in all its dreamy, voluptuous splendor and La Mer, an evocative seascape of glistening sounds from light dancing on tranquil waters to the elemental power of the waves. DSO Principal Timpani Brian Jones takes center stage in the world premiere of GRAMMY® Award-winner Steven Mackey’s Timpani Concerto. New Zealand composer Salina Fisher’s Rainphase makes its Dallas premiere under New’s baton.

“With clear, coaxing gestures, [New] drew superb playing from the orchestra in a performance of fine musical integrity.”
Chicago Classical Review



Dive into Debussy's La Mer with NPR Music

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